Fat Joe Says 'I've Lied in Almost 95 Percent of My Songs,' Defends Young Thug Amid Lyrics Being Used In RICO Trial

The rapper said his lyrics are an expression of his creativity.

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Fat Joe has come clean about the validity of his lyrics while also defending Young Thug amid his RICO trial.

During a conversation on CNN with Gayle King, Joey Crack reflected on Thugga's case and how his lyrics will now be used in trial. According to the Bronx native, its unfair that the prosecution is going that route especially knowing that Thugga's lyrics are non-factual. Regarding Joe's music, he made it clear that he wasn't telling the whole truth in about 95 percent of his songs.

"I've been rapping professionally for 30 years — I've lied in almost 95 percent of my songs," said Joe. "I'm being honest. I write like I feel that day. I'm just being creative. You couldn't build a jail high enough for the lyrics I've said on songs which are all untrue."

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He continued, "What I am is I'm a family man, someone who gives back to his community all the time. I opened businesses in my community so the music would never amount to the actual person Joseph Cartegena. What's even more horrible is the District Attornies. They know those lyrics ain't real. They know that's creativity, but if it helps their case, they'll use it to put these guys in jail."

Joe's comments come after Young Thug's lawyer, Brian Steel, made an opening statement where he argued that Thug's name is an acronym for "Truly Humble Under God." According to Steel, his client was born into "a society that was filled with depression, despair, hopelessness, and helplessness." 

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