Fat Joe Says Kanye West Showed Up Out of Nowhere Seeking Advice

Fat Joe on Red Table Talk (Credit: Facebook Watch)

Fat Joe has revealed Kanye West turned to him for advice amid the fallout over the Yeezy designer’s controversial comments about Jewish people.

The “Lean Back” rapper sat down for an interview on this week’s episode of Red Table Talk and was asked what guidance he would give West.

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Fat Joe said he’d actually spoken to the rapper, who now goes by Ye, earlier in the day.

“This morning, on the way here, I came out of my hotel. The door opened, and it was Kanye West by himself,” Fat Joe shared. “And we talked for about an hour, and I said, ‘You know what, Ye, man? You do church. There’s no more powerful person than God. Sit down, talk to God.’ I said, ‘Listen, Ye, there’s people that love you.’”

Fat Joe added that he told West to “snap out” of whatever was troubling him.

“I grabbed his shoulder. I said, ‘Well, God is telling me to tell you this,’ and I just told him, ‘Bro, you gotta snap out of this, man. You gotta get focused and look to God ’cause God is the answer. God is the key. Whatever you gotta do.’ He just gotta make it right with himself, make it right with everybody he offended and he hurt and just live whatever life we have left in peace,” he recalled telling West.

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Last month, Adidas dropped West after he made a series of anti-Semitic comments on social media and in interviews. The Gap, Balenciaga, and Hollywood talent agency CAA also cut ties with the hip-hop mogul.

West was restricted on Instagram and Twitter for his controversial posts, including a tweet threatening to go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.” He then doubled down on his comments during interviews with Piers Morgan and Chris Cuomo.

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Fat Joe told Red Table Talk he was stunned by Ye’s comments — although he didn’t say which ones he found most surprising.

“I was just like, ‘Damn. Man, he really did it this time.’ And so I was just thinking about it and how he hurt people with his statements and his comments,” Fat Joe added. “He really said some terrible things.”

You can hear more of the interview below on this week’s episode of Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk.