Fat Joe responds to criticism over “Wuhan Virus” line on his new song

Benny The Butcher recently dropped his new album, Plugs I Met 2. Fat Joe found himself in a bit of controversy following a verse he did on Griselda membe’s latest project.

“Track me in and out of court, Harvey Weinstein /
Threw that white up in the pot, gave ’em pipe dreams /
And watch it spread like the Wuhan virus /
Do ’em dirty for the low like Wu-Tang ’Sirus (ODB).” Hip hop legend raps on “Talkin’ Back.”

A number of listeners showed their displeasures with Fat Joe and his verse. So ,on Sunday, Fat Joe explained the verse in a tweet.

“I’ll adress the Benny verse i did that verse a year ago when the news was calling it the wuhan virus before they called it COVID i support and love all my asian brothers and sisters never hate,” Joe tweeted.

The Harvey Weinstein name-drop was another reason the track faced backlash as he is currently serving a 23-year sentence on sexual assault and rape charges.