Fat Joe released a statement today in response to the criticism he's been getting for not intervening with Big Pun's wife Liza Rios & their three children's living arrangements after she made it known in her interview with Ms. Drama posted here yesterday [view] that she and the late rapper's kids are homeless and living in a NYC shelter. My take on this, well ya dead man's kids is in a shelter and you got paper (some of it attributed to his success), doesn't take a genius to figure it out. Read and decide for yourselves if Crack should be doing more for the family of a deceased friend. -
“Immediately after Puns death I gave Liza Rios the whole advance of the Endangered Species album, NO ONE but Liza made a dollar off that album. I also gave her the total advance from the publishing company that was due to Big Pun.
I’ve never made a dollar off Big Pun since his passing. This was hundreds of thousands of dollars of frivolous spending, after the second payoff I washed my hands. Since then we have been through 6 lawyers, harassment on various radio stations and online mediums every time she needs more money. I also have legal documents stating that NO ONE is making money off of Big Pun.
I sympathize with Liza, but I have done already done enough for her. In these economic times we as parents need to be resilient and do what it takes to provide for our own families.”