Fat Joe and Eminem go way back. Years before Shady murdered the “Lean Back” remix, Slim was shopping his demo around, and Fat Joe was one of the people he petitioned for a deal. But Joe turned him down numerous times, and now he regrets it.
In a recent interview with a Chinese newspaper, in fact, he said it’s the biggest regret of his career. “Man I got so many regrets,” says Joe. “The biggest is that Eminem gave me so many demos – six different times he approached me and I didn’t sign him. Shame on me.” Six times, Joe? Damn.
Don’t be too hard on yourself though, Cooked Coke Crack. Em is doing pretty good for himself these days.