Well, it looks like Big Pun’s widow, Liza Rios, and Fat Joe are at it again. But this time, their feud will unfold in the court of law, as Liza recently filed a lawsuit against the Terror Squad Entertainment CEO.
According to TMZ, the mother of three alleges in her suit that Joe, whose governement name is Joseph Cartenga, has not sent her a dime since 2005 even though he continues to make money off of Pun’s hits such as, “I’m Not A Player.” Her suit goes on to argue that her failure to receive payment is especially insane since Joe released posthumous albums since Pun’s passing in 2000. Joe has yet to publicly address Liza’s lawsuit, but in the past when she accused him of stiffing her out of money, he had this to say:
“Immediately after Puns death I gave Liza Rios the whole advance of the Endangered Species album, NO ONE but Liza made a dollar off that album. I also gave her the total advance from the publishing company that was due to Big Pun.
I’ve never made a dollar off Big Pun since his passing. This was hundreds of thousands of dollars of frivolous spending, after the second payoff I washed my hands. Since then we have been through 6 lawyers, harassment on various radio stations and online mediums every time she needs more money. I also have legal documents stating that NO ONE is making money off of Big Pun.
I sympathize with Liza, but I have done already done enough for her. In these economic times we as parents need to be resilient and do what it takes to provide for our own families.”
Liza took to Facebook yesterday to address her lawsuit saying:
“Yes I have seen the TMZ report. It’s funny how they make it as if I spoke to them which I haven’t. But the lawsuit is real.
“I can assure you that I am not besides myself. I am more then ok. I’m actually feeling great! Enjoy your day… I know I’ll will
Liza did not immediately return our request for comment.