Rapper Fat Joe arrives at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Fat Joe (Pacific Coast News) Fat Joe is more like Skinny Joe these days. The rapper has lost 100 pounds! He claims he saw too many overweight friends die of heart attacks and he decided to change his life.
He said he's still working on losing weight, even. Fat Joe said: (via Fox News ): “I’m not even nowhere near. I’m gonna go from the guy you know as Fat Joe for 16 years to a whole different, transformed person.”
Joe, whose real name is Antonio Cartagena, is about 6 foot 2, and weighed more than 350 pounds when he decided to get fit. The 40-year-old then totally revamped his diet and introduced exercise into his routine.
Though he's slimmed down quite a bit, he claims he'll never give up his nickname. “They try to give me Slim Joe, Wacko Flacko,” he said, but nothing has stuck.
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Fat Joe has lost more than 100 pounds (June 2011)
Rapper Fat Joe arrives at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Fat Joe weighed more than 350 pounds (October 2008)
Rapper Fat Joe performs onstage during the 2008 Vh1 Hip Hop Honors at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 2, 2008 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Fat Joe in November 2005:
©BAUER-GRIFFIN.Celebs attend Voto Latino's first anniversary celebration at Emporio Armani..Picture shows: Fat Joe.Job: 51115J4 New York, New York.NON-EXCLUSIVE November 15, 2005.www.bauer-griffin.com. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »