Fat Joe has been announced as the host of the 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
According to Billboard, Fat Joe will host the Hip-Hop awards show at the Cobb Energy Center in northwest Atlanta on September 30.
Fat Joe, 57, stirred a hornet's nest on social media after he claimed Blacks and Hispanics are the originators of rap and hip-hop.
"Thank you Thank you Thank you for your contribution to Hip Hop," he wrote in a tribute to Hispanic rappers on Instagram.
Later, in an Instagram Live session, Fat Joe said:
"Lately, they've been talking about, 'Latinos wasn't in rap.' These guys are f–king delusional. We're from the Bronx, New York. Sh-t happens. This is where hip-hop started. It's Latino and Black, half and half. But they going at me 'cause I'm like the only Spanish dude with a big voice... I don't know what the f-ck is up with these people that don't know their facts."
That set FBA activist Tariq Nasheed awf. He's been ranting and raving about Fat Joe's statements on Twitter for days.
BET must know what they're doing. After all, Hispanics are the largest minorities in America.
While Fat Joe ?? is trying to help the White power structure ERASE Blacks as the creators of #HipHop… Black RAPPERS are silent. And as always, who spoke up?
Tariq Nasheed. Respect ??? pic.twitter.com/r8QuuKMyL4
— All on one Accord ?? (@BlacksOrganize) August 29, 2022
I’m glad ppl are starting to see Fat Joe for what he is. He’s been pushing that “Latino” style #WhiteSupremacy for a while. & now telling bold face LIES trying to #Colonize Hip Hop & erase Black Americans ??.
— All on one Accord ?? (@BlacksOrganize) August 26, 2022
— A.J. Stein ?? ? (@AJStein) September 5, 2022
Did Fat Joe ever win any Grammys?? When did he ever become a HipHop Icon? ??
— JuicyGenius (@MsJuicyGenius) August 31, 2022
Seems like Fat Joe suddenly became an “icon” around the time he started pushing the LIE that Latinos helped “create” #HipHop. ? just a few years ago. I keep telling ppl this LIE is being pushed by the White power structure.
Late 2019. pic.twitter.com/R3fUGYGcvK
— All on one Accord ?? (@BlacksOrganize) August 31, 2022