There has been an increase in talk about Irv Gotti and Ashanti after a recent Drink champions episode caused a sensation. Irv and Ja Rule joined the popular platform to discuss all things Murder Inc, including, apparently, Gotti’s relationship with his former artist Ashanti decades ago. The pair dated briefly and were reportedly hot and heavy, but the romance ended and Ashanti moved on to rapper Nelly.

Irv opened up about learning about Ashanti’s relationship with Nelly — a union that lasted 11 years — while watching a basketball game, and he even shared a story about the birth of his hit song “Happy.” According to Irv, he came up with the idea for the melody immediately after sleeping with the singer.

Gotti’s Tales of Ashanti led him to become a focal point of backlash as audiences seemed a little put off by him recounting his former romance. However, it’s not just the fans who have a bad taste in their mouths after the Drink champions interview; Fat Joe, a long-time Ja, Irv and Ashanti licensee, didn’t like how the music mogul spoke about the award-winning songbird.

In a video, Fat Joe said, “Ashanti, right, and so everything Irv has with Ashanti is twenty, right? continue to rant about someone, twenty years later? It was as if he had not finished with the young woman.

He acknowledged that something had happened, but he never witnessed anything suggestive of a hot, heavy romance behind the scenes. “I don’t need to know!” I don’t need to know!

“Now it’s okay if it’s on a documentary. You have to tell your truth about your documentary, but to go to Drink champions and keep calling her bitch, keep disrespecting her,” said Joe, who said he wasn’t necessarily showing up to defend Ashanti because his ‘brother’ was there. “Ja Rule was just standing by side of him… But I’m not telling stories about a girl I was with twenty years ago.”

Check it out below and let us know if you agree with Fat Joe.