Fat Joe, 52, opened up about what led to his weight acquire and weight reduction, in a brand new sincere interview. The rapper admitted to going via a battle with melancholy after the dying of his greatest buddy Massive Pun in 2000, and it led to him having ideas of change. He had a pep speak with himself that inspired his weight reduction and a more healthy lifestyle.
“I went to his funeral and I felt like Ebenezer Scrooge. Like, I seen me,” he advised Men’s Health. “And I’m taking a look at his little daughter. She was the identical age as my daughter. I stated, ‘You gotta drop extra pounds; in any other case you outta right here.’”
He proceeded to lean about good and unhealthy habits and the way the physique works with regards to gaining and dropping pounds with meals. “Your physique’s simply a pc,” he defined. “It reads stuff you eat in numerous methods.” He additionally commonly checks his blood stress, ldl cholesterol, and blood sugar ranges to ensure he’s the place he stays wholesome.
Joe, who previously confirmed that regardless of his weight loss he wasn’t altering his stage title, additionally stated that in his melancholy, he came upon his thoughts “is essentially the most advanced Rubik’s Dice you may ever, ever, ever, ever attempt to determine” He in contrast his psychological well being throughout that tough interval in his life to a scene in The Matrix Resurrections, when Keanu Reeves’ character Neo sits in a tub with a rubber duck on his head. “That’s what melancholy was wish to me,” he stated. “Whenever you’re combating your self, there isn’t a wall excessive sufficient that you may construct. There isn’t an island you’ll be able to go to.”
“There isn’t a spot you’ll be able to go to the place you get away from it, since you’re combating your thoughts,” he continued. “You get up, after which the minute you consider it, your mind sends you a message to say, ‘We’re not presupposed to be completely happy.’ And you then fall proper again into melancholy.”