Fat Joe Says Weight Loss 'Not Rocket Science'

Fat Joe's video for "Drop a Body" was filled with volcanic eruptions, lightning and a mountain of dead bodies, but when the video dropped in June, Joe's appearance overshadowed all of that. A considerably slimmer Joe stood atop said mountain, raising eyebrows and the clip's number YouTube views. Joe said he was just as shocked by people's reactions to his weight loss, because he was just trying to save his life.

"I'm not trying to impress nobody or nothing like that," Joe told MTV News. "I'm just trying to get healthy so I can be here for my family and take care of my kids and live the life that was intended for me to live, so it was crazy when I started getting all this attention. Two weeks from now, CNN is coming to my house, Sanjay Gupta, a big special, and all this attention is crazy."

Joe said he was 360 pounds when he started losing weight, and after finding himself at much-more-manageable 260 pounds a year later, he still wasn't satisfied. Initially, he wanted to lose weight because in the past year, several of his friends have lost their lives due to their weight. Joe recalled attending one of his friends' funerals and seeing himself in that position. He knew then it was time to make a change.

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