From Hip Hop Blog: Bronx rapper Fat Joe discussed the legacy of late hip hop star Heavy D and Joe’s own crusade to get healthier. Joe appeared on BET’s “106 & Park” and revealed that Heavy’s career was a huge influence on his own.

“It was a sad occasion when Heavy D passed. He’s somebody I look up to. He was a mentor, somebody who really inspired me growing up,” Fat Joe explained. “Being a big person Heavy D was doing it so big I’ve always admired him so it was a sad note…I had confidence. I felt like I was looking at TV and I seen a guy Heavy D and I’m Fat Joe from The Bronx. And I was dancing like him and it made me feel confident about myself. And I felt like fat guys could do it.”

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