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.”