On Sunday, June 20th CÎROC VS FineFrench Brandy is celebrating the inspirational and ‘Very Special’ fathers impacting their communities by amplifying their unique and extraordinary roles. Together with Puerto Rican, hip-hop legend Fat Joe, CÎROC VS, and Fat Joe will join The Dad Gang, a conscious social community of dads on a mission to change the way the world views Black and Brown fatherhood, at their annual ‘March of Dads’ in NYC. Taking place in Brooklyn, NY tomorrow, dads and their loved ones are invited to come together and march in celebration as they amplify the experience of fatherhood together. Plus, Fat Joe and CÎROC VS will be donating to Random Acts of Dadness. HOLA! USA had the opportunity to talk to Fat Joe about the event, how we can shatter stereotypes surrounding black and brown fathers, and of course, we had to ask him about his ‘sister’ Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s reunion. Read the special interview below in honor of fathers day and attend Sunday’s event if you’re in NYC!
It’s cool to be ‘dad and papa’ publicly. [Fat Joe]
How are you and the family? We‘re outside!
So you’re participating in this March of Dads in NYC, it‘s crazy to think last year this wasn’t even possible. What’s the goal of this celebration in your words?
That‘s beautiful, and there are a lot of stereotypes surrounding black and brown men as fathers- blatant stereotypes. It’s in our movies, media, it’s everywhere. In addition to events like this, what else can we can do to shatter those stereotypes as a society?
That is a great point that it is okay to show your kids love and hug and kiss them. And you have sons that are going to maybe be future fathers.
So what‘s the best advice that your father has ever given you?
Well you know since l have you on I have to ask, how are you feeling about ‘Bennifer 2.0?’
What else can we look forward to in the future? I know you have your sick podcast The Fat Joe show