Bronx-based rapper Fat Joe makes some surprisingly candid comments on Ricky Martin's recent coming out. "Good for him," Joe writes at his VIBE blog. "Everybody should be allowed to live happy."
"Everybody’s their own man. And if Ricky Martin felt like he had to come out of the closet and that’s what he does and that’s what he represents, then good for him. It ain’t for me to make a decision whether he should come out or whatever the case may be... It’s all about being comfortable with who you are and if you gay, fine, be gay. I’m not gay but fine, you do what you do. I’ll do what I do. I think it’s 2010 and everybody should be allowed to live happy and live their lives."
"The most disgusting things that I’ve seen, and I’m not saying about being gay at all, it’s when you have artists who have a wife and live with a wife and don’t admit they have a wife and two kids and thinking that’s for the image. How do you think that makes a girl feel walking around knowing I live with this guy, I love him, I share everything with him but he never wanna say I’m his wife? So you can just imagine what Ricky Martin was going through."
You'll recall that two years ago Joe was mocking rival 50 Cent and G Unit with his mix tape "Gay Unit Volume 1." Undoubtedly he's matured some. Or maybe Ricky's mega-popularity in Puerto Rico and New York influenced him At any rate, bravo.
Thanks ROSARIO HARPER!