Fat Joe Claims He Was Lying In 95% Of His Songs, While Defending Young Thug Amid RICO Trial | WhatsOnRap

Fat Joe Says 95% Of His Music Is Lies & Cap While Speaking On Young Thug

Fat Joe Defends Young Thug Amid RICO Case, Acknowledges Fictional Lyrics
Fat Joe has come to Young Thug's defense, acknowledging he's fabricated "95 percent" of his songs throughout his three-decade career. In an interview with CNN's Gayle King, the Bronx rapper expressed concern over Thugga's lyrics being used against him in the YSL RICO case, deeming it a "travesty."

Admitting to creative exaggeration in his own lyrics, Fat Joe stressed the disparity between musical expression and personal character. He criticized district attorneys for leveraging fictional lyrics against artists for legal purposes, citing the potential harm to families.
The rapper underscored the gravity of the situation, emphasizing that six defendants in Atlanta face life-altering consequences based on untruthful narratives. Fat Joe cautioned that this case sets a dangerous precedent, highlighting the unprecedented use of an artist's lyrics against them in court.

He argued that while the discussion may seem light-hearted, the consequences are severe, potentially impacting an artist's freedom and livelihood. Fat Joe expressed concern that the YSL RICO case could negatively affect aspiring artists, marking a disturbing turn in the legal landscape.
“I’ve been rapping professionally for 30 years — I’ve lied in almost 95 percent of my songs,” Joe began. “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.

“What I am is a family man, the person who gives back to my community all the time, opens businesses in my community. So the music would never amount to the actual person, Joseph Cartagena.”

He continued: “What’s even more horrible is that the district attorneys, 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.

“And here, we’re having a fun show about it and discussion, but there really is six defendants in Atlanta who might spend the rest of their lives in jail for something that’s totally not true. This is very serious. This destroys families.”

In November, Jozsef Papp from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed select lyrics that could play a role in Young Thug's trial, further intensifying the legal challenges the rapper faces.

The situation underscores broader issues within the music industry, questioning the boundary between artistic expression and legal liability. As the case unfolds, it prompts reflection on the impact of creative freedom and the potential consequences artists may face for their lyrical content.

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