Irv Gotti returned to Drink Champs, and he had a message for Fat Joe. “Fat Joe was my brother,” Gotti said. “I do not feel Fat Joe is my brother anymore.”
Irv’s statement comes after Fat Joe called our Irv Gotti and Ja Rule for Gotti’s account of a relationship with Ashanti during the Murder Inc docuseries and a previous Drink Champs interview.
The Murder Inc Drink Champs interview has caused ripple effects on social media since it first aired. During the conversation, Irv Gotti revealed he had a sexual relationship with Ashanti, and he also was jealous to see she was dating Nelly.
Seemingly tired of the discourse online and not a fan of how the conversation went, Fat Joe spoke out against Gotti’s statements and called them disrespectful.
“Whatever Irv has with Ashanti is 20 years old,” he said. “I know he was making some points that mean a lot to him but when you keep ranting about somebody 20 years later, it felt like he’s not over the young lady.
“Also, we didn’t know that they was fucking. The whole time, I’m there! ‘What’s Luv,’ Big Pun record, on tour. I never seen them together like that. Now, I’m not saying they wasn’t, they was, or there was rumors they was. I never seen it. But I don’t need to know.”
Fat Joe also mentioned Ja Rule’s presence in the interview, sitting next to Gotti while he aired out private information and called Ashanti out of her name. “Ja Rule was standing right next to him,” Joe said. Ashanti and Ja Rule have recently performed together and collaborated heavily over the years. During the interview, Ja did stop Gotti from using “bitch” when referring to Ashanti and women.
In the latest episode of Drink Champs, Gotti declared the difference between Rule’s statements and Joe’s.
“Once you show me who you are or you speak negatively about me, its over,” Gotti said. “His defense and Ja’s defense is they do shows with Ashanti, but Rule will never come out and say, ‘Gotti’s a sucker.’
“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.”
You can hear it all from Gotti below.