By EW Staff
June 07, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

”Look, I’ve always been fat. You saw me on [MTV’s] Spring Break with my shirt off. I mean, that’s normal. I walk around the Bronx with the shirt off all day…. The whole Bronx sees me…[and you] ain’t never going to forget this, especially if you’re a hater and you hate Fat Joe and the Terror Squad. We’re here now. Ass is out. Life is good.” — Hip-hop heavyweight FAT JOE, defending his recent bare-chested performances, on