Joseph Antonio Cartagena, better known by his stage name of Fat Joe, is an American musician/singer and rapper. He is known as Fat Joe, especially because of his body weight, which is noticeable among his music and songs. He also has other nicknames like “Don Cartagena” and “Da Fat Gangsta” and initially had a body weight of 350 pounds. Although he has a good height and measures 6 feet and 2 inches tall, that weight was a big problem and he confesses that it used to bother him a lot.
But recently, the singer has lost 88 pounds of his body weight, which is a big achievement for him. This was possible after he quit his unhealthy habit of eating junk foods in KFC, Burger Kings and McDonalds etc. He also hired a gym instructor who made him work on the 2-hour cardio and weight lifting sessions every day. This has made a significant effect on his personality and he has also started to get new nicknames like “Joey Flaco” or “Skinny Joe”.
Joe was born on the 19th of August, 1970 in Bronx, New York City, United States of America. He was born in a poor family of mixed ethnicity, as his father was a Puerto Rican whereas his mother was Cuban by nationality. Living in the public houses, he didn’t have good options for money and thus he began to steal goods and money in order to support himself and his family.
Not a good student at school, he used to hang out with his friends a lot and it was then that he started to listen to rap music from artists like Big Pun. He says that those artists before him had the chance to perform but still couldn’t do it the right way, and he admits that he has improvised a great deal in his music. And looking back at his records, it seems that he has done a pretty good deal as his fan following is big and his net worth value of $5 million US dollars shows how successful he has been.
In order to find out more about his facts and latest activities, you can follow his Twitter as well as Instagram accounts or also join on his Facebook fans page. Also, you can go to his official site to check out his latest music and also find out about his upcoming tour dates and tickets. There is also a big search of his biography, which can be found in sites like IMDb and Wikipedia.
With several rumors regarding him being dead or even sexually gay, they have all been proved false, as they carry no truth. He has till now, been with three different girlfriends and has been married now to his wife Lorena Cartagena for some years. Although there are no kids between the couple till now, they are believed to be in a strong bond and a divorce doesn’t seem coming close anytime soon. None of the two have been involved in any other affairs, after getting married.