Fat Joe: The Incredible Shrinking Man – Looses 88 Pounds for Health


Fat Joe has been in the news lately – and it’s not about his latest track.

Nope, the rapper and Terror Squad honcho has been commanding attention due to his dramatic weight loss. He says he already lost a whopping 88 pounds – and he says he did it the old fashioned way.

In an interview with the NY Daily News, the rapper says he decided to make a health change in his life for his 5-year-old daughter Azaryah.

“I can’t leave my daughter behind,” he said. “I want to be here for her; I don’t want to die on her.”

So now the rapper, who once had tipped scales at 350lbs, is now about 265lbs. How did he do it?

Fat Joe says he lost the weight through diet and exercise. He now works out with a trainer combining two-hour cardio and weight-lifting sweat sessions with six small daily meals of fruit, veggies, whole grains and lean meats.

“I was always LL Cool J in a fat guy’s body,” joked the rapper who now says his friends call him “Skinny Joe.”

“They’re all trying to alter my name, but I can’t see myself as anything else,” he said, referring to friends who started calling him “Skinny Joe” and “Joey Flaco” (Spanish for “thin”). “I think I gotta ask Diddy what my new name is.”

Congrats to Fat Joe on his new “healthier” lifestyle. Stay Tuned.