Fat Joe Gets 88 Lbs. Leaner

Fat Joe in 2002 (left) and April 2011

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updated 06/09/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 06/10/2011 AT 11:35 AM ET

Fat Joe “Drops a Body” – literally! The rapper (real name Joseph Antonio Cartagena) is flaunting a slimmer figure in his new music video, “Drop a Body.”

Joe, whose single “Lean Back” with Remy Ma was a number-one hit back in the summer of 2004, is now 40 and 88 lbs. lighter.

“I can’t leave my daughter behind,” he told New York’s Daily News of 5-year-old Azaryah. “I want to be here for her; I don’t want to die on her.”

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