Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fat Joe Drops 75 Pounds, Shows Physique in New Video

Fat Joe may have to change his name. The Bronx MC recently shed a ton of weight, roughly 75 pounds, taking him from "fat" to "skinny" in a matter of months.

In a new music video for 'Drop a Body,' which popped up on, Joey Crack showed off a much slimmer physique. According to, he was forced to lose the weight for "health reasons."

Joe has not yet commented on his massive weight loss, nor did he reveal that he was trying to lose some pounds, but this isn't the first time that he's gotten smaller. Back in 2005, the Terror Squad frontman lost around 80 pounds taking his weight from 370 to 290 pounds. According to Joe, he was inspired to get healthy after watching an episode of 'The Oprah Show.'

"All of [the people on Oprah] lost like 100 pounds. I was like, 'Oh my God, I gotta' get on this diet,'" he said. He dropped the weight by cutting back on carbohydrates, fried foods and working out daily. "What really scares me the most is that I really love to eat. Me being Puerto Rican and not eating rice and beans -- it's hard!"

Another reason for Joe's weight loss may be how obesity has affected his personal life. In 2000, Joe lost his longtime friend and rapper Big Pun who suffered a fatal heart attack and respiratory failure. At the time of his death, the rapper tipped the scales at nearly 700 pounds.

Watch Fat Joe's 'Drop a Body'

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