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Fat Joe Says He Passed on Signing Eminem Six Times

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Fat Joe visits "U&A" at Music Choice on August 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Fat Joe, the artist behind “Lean Back,” has some regrets. Chief among them, he told South China Morning Post while on tour in Hong Kong, was not signing Eminem when the young rapper came to him asking to be picked up — six times. “Man I got so many regrets,” he told the publication. “The biggest is that Eminem gave me so many demos – six different times he approached me and I didn’t sign him. Shame on me.”

[articleembed id=”124761″ title=”All 289 Eminem Songs, Ranked” image=”124763″ excerpt=”Fifteen years ago, the American public was introduced to Marshall Mathers, Eminem, and Slim Shady, a triptych of manic personalities whose interests included raising hell, making enemies, and sticking nine-inch nails through each one of their eyelids”]

Alas, the world missed out decades of collaboration between Fat Joe and Slim Shady. Read the full interview here. (h/t Uproxx)