Fat Joe and 50 Cent After years of back-and-forth, Joe’s previous feud may have turned deadly. However, after the death of their manager Chris Lighty in 2012, the Terror Squad chief recently spoke with Talib Kweli about how the feud was put to rest. Lighty’s Violator management firm was in charge of both.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I see myself squashing the beef with 50 Cent. I’m the genuine article. It would have gone down physically 100 percent if we had collided somewhere. As a result, when Chris Lighty died, I went to his funeral alone.Where I come from, the morals I have, is I gotta pay respects and show love to the family,” Joe explained on Kweli’s “The People’s Party” podcast.
BET’s Stephen Hill contacted the two New York titans about a memorial for their mutual friend at the time of Lighty’s passing. The two would finally share the stage at the BET Hip-Hop Awards a few months later, but Joe agreed that he and his team were prepared for something.
“When I show up to the BET Awards, we on point. We super focused. That’s the only way I can explain it legally. They say, ‘Rehearsal.’ I perform ‘Lean Back’ and then 50 Cent comes out. He ends up right by where I’m at. And when the music stops, he puts his hands out, and says ‘Peace for Chris Lighty.’ Chris Lighty wanted peace,” Joe continues.
Curtis Jackson, the rapper behind “Make It Rain,” was also unsure whether he was serious or if he was being set up.