Rap City made a triumphant return to BET earlier this month with the Rap City ’21special, and Fat Joe’s guest appearance on the show has been one of the most talked-about moments so far.
As part of their discussion, Big Tigger challenged Fat Joe to name some of Hip-past Hop’s greats, such as Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, E-40 and others, in the year 2021.
Fat Joe, on the other hand, went into overdrive when asked to name the generation’s equivalent of 2Pac. Fat Joe went with DaBaby, much to the dismay of many fans.
Fan reactions to Big Tigger’s question were expected, but many were surprised to learn that Fat Joe chose the controversial North Carolina rapper as the modern-day equivalent of 2Pac.
Family Ties’s Rap City appearance has gone viral as a result, with many people criticizing him for his bizarre take on one of the most influential figures in Hip-Hop history.
Fat Joe responded to the internet backlash on Tuesday night by taking to Twitter to defend his comparison of DaBaby and 2Pac.
In response to a question about whether there are any other rappers like 2pac, he said, “No one is 2pac there is only one.”
Even after Fat Joe reversed course on his original position, Twitter users continue to make fun of the 51-year-old rapper, joking that he is completely out of touch.
You can check out what people had to say about Fat Joe’s DaBaby vs. 2Pac comparison on Twitter after the jump and let us know if you agree or disagree with them in the comments.
No ones 2pac there’s only one but i was asked the question and da baby a super real one he lives what he raps about
— FAT JOE (@fatjoe) October 13, 2021
Everyone when Fat Joe said that DaBaby was the Tupac of this era
— Shamar English (@english_shamar) October 12, 2021
Fat Joe really compared 2Pac to dababy? 🥴 pic.twitter.com/Sf7b27jaxE
— Sergio24 (@SergioReynoso24) October 12, 2021
Fat joe: dababy is 2021 version of pac
— slumvillage (@slumvillage7) October 12, 2021
— Xavier D'Leau (@XavierDLeau) October 12, 2021
OG got Pac fucked ALL THE WAY UP 🎶 https://t.co/jZOBDyxRP7
— CROOK (@CrookedIntriago) October 12, 2021
Fat joe said dababy is the Tupac of rap in 2021
— slickdagoat (@justslick2) October 12, 2021
dababy not even the best baby of this era pic.twitter.com/pZ6cyddBQV
— aya (@orodbiyocab) October 12, 2021
- Fat Joe: Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival/Nicholas Hunt