Fat Joe felt compelled to clarify the origin of his Joey Crack nickname on Monday (November 27). The Diggin’ in the Crates member gave fans a history lesson on social media, insisting his moniker was unrelated to crack cocaine.
“They call me Joey crack cause the crack of my ass show whenever I stand up girls in my hood gave me the name,” he wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter). “It was never because the drug crack God is great.”
Fat Joe’s comments provided a little levity a few days after he mourned the loss of Terror Squad’s Raul Conde. The multi-platinum-selling rapper was one of many artists who paid their respects to Conde last week.
“My Day 1 how can a man love another man more than your own biological family,” Fat Joe wrote on Instagram. “You are 1 of 1 the most loyal EVER. We did it since kids we did everything we dreamed of i love you with every fiber in my body. I thought we’d get old together and look back at the times we had and laugh. No one understood me like you, you were God sent my brother I wish I could get one last talk with you.”
View Fat Joe’s tribute to Conde below.