Fat Joe has the internet going nuts after comparing DJ Khaled to iconic record producer Quincy Jones.
The bold claim came when Joey Crack appeared on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's Drink Champs podcast, during an episode that aired on Friday (May 14). During the liquored-up sit-down, the group discussed DJ Khaled's latest album, Khaled Khaled, which went No. 1 earlier this month, and the much talked about single, "Sorry Not Sorry," featuring Jay-Z and Nas.
"People take away the greatness from Khaled," Joe opined. "And they say, 'Well, he just gets a bunch of big-time rappers and puts them on the same song.' There's a million DJs and producers that try that. And those ain't hit records. And it's been a long time since we've heard Nas and Jay-Z on what, to me, sounds like a smash hit. That's a smash hit. They can play it on the radio. It's streaming incredibly. So, Khaled really is the Quincy Jones of hip-hop right now."
Unfortunately, the comment wasn’t well received by many social media users whose reactions caused “Quincy Jones” to trend on Twitter.
The backlash surrounding Fat Joe’s comparison of DJ Khaled to the legendary Quincy Jones has prompted a response from the Bronx rapper, who felt the need to defend himself.
Getting wind of the negative reactions to his comparison, Fat Joe doubled down on his statement, providing an explanation for those followers who didn’t understand what he meant the first time around.
“All these back seat drivers Monday morning quarterbacks always got an opinion but can’t do it themselves shit crazy,” Joe said. “To me, the term Quincy Jones of this time was used in reference to the work Khaled has put in years and years of hits. Obviously, there’s only one Quincy,” he added, “But fuck it.”
Look below to watch Fat Joe talk DJ Khaled and more during his appearance on the most recent episode of “Drink Champs.”