Fat Joe just revealed the lengths he is willing to go to get his hands on some exclusive kicks.
Fat Joe is respected in rap game, sneaker world and in NBA circles. So it should come as no surprise that he has a great friendship with former NBA player and all-time sneaker God, Mike Bibby.
However, Joe says things always weren’t great between them. He tells Sole Collector a story about how one time he went to Bibby’s sneaker-filled house with a duffle bag and got a little too excited.
Slam Magazine writes:
“Mike Bibby’s my brother, he’s been my brother for 15 years,” Fat Joe says. “Nobody’s got more sneakers than Mike Bibby. That’s a fact. Mike Bibby has a house for sneakers. Fuck a room. A full fuckin’ house. A guest house. It’s just disgusting.”
According to Joe, though, when he showed up at Bibby’s house and started plucking shoes out of his collection, things got physical.
“Mike Bibby literally yoked me up,” says Fat Joe. “I think he had a drink or two that day, and he don’t really drink like that.”
Joe continues: “He’s been inviting me to his house for 15 years, and I when I go up in there, you know how we do, I’m coming in there with the duffel bag.”
Once Bibby noticed what Joe was doing—grabbing the best exclusives in his collection, including 1-of-1s like his Jordan IXs and some PEs from his Grizzlies days, he allegedly put Fat Joe in a headlock, before following him to his car and snatching back a bag full of shoes.
Joe is all too familiar with sneakers disappearing. Earlier this year while making the rounds at the BET Awards, a pair of his one-of-one Air Jordans came up missing at the airport.
Joe is also opening his own sneaker store, UP NYC, in New York City November 5. Let’s hope no one takes a page out of Joe’s old book and tries to swipe anything out of there.