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Fat Joe explains why he chose to dissociate himself from 6ix9ine

"He can’t come around me ever again."

The conversation surrounding the polarizing actions of 6ix9ine continues well into 2019. As exemplified through recent comments from Meek Mill, Offset, Snoop Dogg, Boosie Badazz and more, 6ix9ine's decision to cooperate with federal authorities has done irreparable damage on his reputation, at least as far as the streets are concerned.

Most recently, hip hop veteran Fat Joe decided to weigh in the matter, explaining why he had no choice but to dissociate himself from the Brooklyn rapper.

Last year, Fat Joe spoke with 6ix9ine during an installment of his podcast on Tidal during which he warned the rapper that if he didn't clean up his act, a prison sentence would likely be in his future. Now, with the rapper facing federal charges in a highly publicized racketeering case, Fat Joe is doubling down on his statements.

On Wednesday (March 13), during an appearance on "The Angie Martinez Show," Fat Joe spoke on the matter with the Power 105.1 host.

"I thought he was a nice guy, and now he can't be my friend, he can't come around me ever again," Joe said, after briefly discussing his perspectives on mentorship. "Those are the rules. He crossed that line. I'm keeping it a buck, I pray for people who cross that line — when they talk to the police and they snitch, I pray for them."

He then further expressed how serious he is, explaining, "Yo, we can't be cool, you over there...please stay away from me. I'd die before you see me in the picture with Tekashi 6ix9ine."

The Terror Squad rapper then explained how he is struggling to wrap his mind around the fact that people still support 6ix9ine's music, as well as adds that "Fat Joe back in the day" would've taken a stand if he heard a DJ playing someone's music who chose to snitch.

"I'm looking at what alleges to be street guys or gangsters singing the guy's lyrics in the club knowing the guy's on the daily news talkin' about he spilled the beans. It's crazy," he exclaimed.

Later on in the conversation, Fat Joe also shares some kind words for Bobby Shmurda, joking that he'd even get a tattoo in support of the rapper.

Take a look Fat Joe discussing the seriousness of 6ix9ine's actions in the video below, beginning at the 19-minute mark.

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