Irv Gotti on Fat Joe Defending Ashanti: 'If I Was to Go Respond or Anything With That, It Could Get Crazy'

The former Murder Inc. boss said Joe is no longer his "brother."

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Irv Gotti has called out Fat Joe for defending Ashanti when the former Murder Inc. boss had some choice words for her last year.

During his latest interview with Drink Champs, Gotti stated that Fat Joe was no longer his "brother" after The Bronx native called him a "sucker" over his falling out with Ashanti following the demise of Murder Inc. 

"Fat Joe was my brother. I do not feel Fat Joe is my brother anymore," Gotti explained. "...Once you show me who you are or you speak negatively about me, its over. His defense and Ja's defense is they do shows with Ashanti, but Rule will never come out and say, 'Gotti's a sucker.'" 

He continued, "Fat Joe said, 'Oh, Gotti's a sucker.' I gotta pull back and regress from that. Because If I was to go respond or anything with that, it could get crazy. He was on some 'If I'm your brother I should be able to tell you when you're wrong.' My thing is like, you don't know what went on with me and Ashanti."

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Fat Joe heavily criticized Irv Gotti after his initial appearance on Drink Champs, where he recalled his fallout with Ashanti and claimed they were more than just friends. During an Instagram Live session, Joe said, "When you keep ranting about somebody 20 years later, it feels like he's not over the young lady, right?"

Elsewhere in his first Drink Champs appearance, Irv Gotti spoke on Ashanti being done with him while also bragging about the women that he gets. 

"She's done. She's fucking done with me," he said back in 2022. "No one's sitting around thinking… 'Oh, but she still looks great. You ain't want her when you seen that last picture?' I mean this with all respect to women… I get some of the most baddest bitches you will ever [see] in your life, and they not Ashanti. Black, white, Latina; I get bad bitches."

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