Fat Joe’s weekend birthday bash was a celebration of life, culture and music. The veteran rapper’s star-studded event saw the likes of Ashanti, Gayle King, Mary J. Blige and Angie Martinez, to name a few. The event was also reminiscent of the early 2000s with an ode to the many power hitters who set the tone for today’s music and pop culture.

The south Bronx native celebrated his 52nd birthday with friends at Brooklyn Chop House in Time Square, New York City. The star-studded guest list included Gayle King co-host of “CBS Mornings,” Ashanti and Busta Rhymes, among others. During the event, Fat Joe shared stories about his personal life journey and his career trajectory and powerhouses like Mary J. Blige and Ashanti gave impromptu musical performances to the amazement of the audience. Ashanti also performed her hit song “Foolish,” and wowed the crowd in a stunning black and silver sequin dress with strappy silver heels. Mary J. Blige also gave a riveting impromptu performance with her 1994 smash hit “Be Happy,” and attended the event in a dreamy jumpsuit that complemented her signature blonde tresses.

 

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Fat Joe also announced that he would be releasing a one-man stand-up show that would give fans an intimate behind-the-scene story into his life and his career trajectory.

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