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Thread started 08/06/09 7:04pm

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big pun's widow, kids living in homeless shelter

Big Pun's Wife and Children Living in Homeless Shelter
Posted Aug 5th 2009 7:00PM by Latifah Muhammad
Filed under: Hip-Hop, Say What!

Deceased rapper Big Pun's widow and three children are living in a New York homeless shelter. Liza Rios and her children have been forced to relocate to the shelter after losing their home to foreclosure.

"We're in a city shelter," Rios said in an interview. "It's been very hard for them [the children] to transition. After Pun passed I didn't receive a lot of money. I received $160,000 from publishing. The house I was paying mortgage [on] was my husband's. He bought the house and it wasn't paid out. The five years I was living there I spent over $120,000 just on mortgage [payments]. Then you [have] the kids, and the food, and the clothes and legal fees...when there's no money coming in, there's just money [going] out."

Rios also talked about her physically and emotionally abusive relationship with her late husband. "It's through the grace of God that I've survived," she said. "I never knew what domestic violence was until I was in it and even when I was in it I still didn't know what was going on. I thought it was just me I didn't know that it was happening with so many women."





As a member of the Terror Squad rap group Pun was responsible for introducing rapper Fat Joe to the public. According to Rios, she and Joe are not on good terms and have no plans to reconcile. "We haven't been on the best of terms in a while. I'm asking to see proof of royalties and so forth. I have not yet seen anything. Pun has made a lot of money for people and continues to make money for them. Pun doesn't get paid when you hear songs on iTunes [or] ringtones. If Pun's not getting a check, his kids are not getting a check."

Pun, born Christopher Rios, died in 2000 from a fatal heart attach. Most famous for his single 'I'm Not A Player,' the rapper weighed almost 700 lbs at the time of his death.


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Reply #1 posted 08/06/09 7:09pm

Timmy84

I saw her talk about her problems with Pun on that E special that talk about rappers' wives.
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Reply #2 posted 08/06/09 7:15pm

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Fat Joe also denied that Big Pun beat his wife and then said if Pun did beat her, she deserved it
"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #3 posted 08/06/09 7:25pm

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scriptgirl said:

Fat Joe also denied that Big Pun beat his wife and then said if Pun did beat her, she deserved it


%*#% Fat Joe. There's actual video of Big Pun pistol whipping his wife which has been shown on TV and it's on the internet as well. He also smashed glass in her face one time. Her face still doesn't look like it's healed after all these years. Big Pun was a talented rapper, but was very abusive to his wife and I when I saw all that, I lost all respect for him. He was horribly abusive. He treated his wife like shit, I don't know why she stayed with him all those years.

As for her being in a shelter, that's sad, mainly for the kids. I don't know if she got anything from Big Pun's estate but considering that she was his wife, she's entitled. She could also get a job of course. She needs to figure out something to bring in some type of income esp. for the kids.
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Reply #4 posted 08/06/09 7:31pm

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Abuse and shady record business royalties aside, didn't Big Pun take out any life insurance or homeowners insurance? If the house was in Big Pun's name only, and she got the house in probate, the homeowners insurance policy should have kicked in and paid off the rest of the mortgage. Plus, if he had taken out life insurance, she should have gotten something from the proceeds to pay off the house. So I don't understand why they ended up in their current financial straits unless he wasn't smart enough to get insurance or they got accustomed to a certain lifestyle that they could not sustain, ala Scott Storch.

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Reply #5 posted 08/06/09 8:10pm

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scriptgirl said:

Fat Joe also denied that Big Pun beat his wife and then said if Pun did beat her, she deserved it


I don't know if Fat Joe ever said THAT^ part in bold (although that he always defended Big Pun for years after the man's death). But if he did said that, he needs to stop drinking the bad Kool-Aid his groupies has given him. disbelief
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Reply #6 posted 08/06/09 8:12pm

Timmy84

TonyVanDam said:

scriptgirl said:

Fat Joe also denied that Big Pun beat his wife and then said if Pun did beat her, she deserved it


I don't know if Fat Joe ever said THAT^ part in bold (although that he always defended Big Pun for years after the man's death). But if he did said that, he needs to stop drinking the bad Kool-Aid his groupies has given him. disbelief


He need to stop drinking period looking like a beached whale.
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Reply #7 posted 08/06/09 8:13pm

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Fury said:

Big Pun's Wife and Children Living in Homeless Shelter
Posted Aug 5th 2009 7:00PM by Latifah Muhammad
Filed under: Hip-Hop, Say What!

Deceased rapper Big Pun's widow and three children are living in a New York homeless shelter. Liza Rios and her children have been forced to relocate to the shelter after losing their home to foreclosure.

"We're in a city shelter," Rios said in an interview. "It's been very hard for them [the children] to transition. After Pun passed I didn't receive a lot of money. I received $160,000 from publishing. The house I was paying mortgage [on] was my husband's. He bought the house and it wasn't paid out. The five years I was living there I spent over $120,000 just on mortgage [payments]. Then you [have] the kids, and the food, and the clothes and legal fees...when there's no money coming in, there's just money [going] out."

Rios also talked about her physically and emotionally abusive relationship with her late husband. "It's through the grace of God that I've survived," she said. "I never knew what domestic violence was until I was in it and even when I was in it I still didn't know what was going on. I thought it was just me I didn't know that it was happening with so many women."





As a member of the Terror Squad rap group Pun was responsible for introducing rapper Fat Joe to the public. According to Rios, she and Joe are not on good terms and have no plans to reconcile. "We haven't been on the best of terms in a while. I'm asking to see proof of royalties and so forth. I have not yet seen anything. Pun has made a lot of money for people and continues to make money for them. Pun doesn't get paid when you hear songs on iTunes [or] ringtones. If Pun's not getting a check, his kids are not getting a check."

Pun, born Christopher Rios, died in 2000 from a fatal heart attach. Most famous for his single 'I'm Not A Player,' the rapper weighed almost 700 lbs at the time of his death.


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How come she waited until she was in this predicament to tell her story now? Pun was very overweight, what did she do walk up to him so he could slap her? That fat fucker wouldn't have been able to catch me let alone hit me.... confused Pun's widow was NOT the Mary Poppins type of wife either, so I can understand why Fat Joe said she probably deserved it. All she had to do was duck and run and she wouldn't have been abused...

She didn't manage her coins right!
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Reply #8 posted 08/06/09 8:15pm

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Cinnamon234 said:

scriptgirl said:

Fat Joe also denied that Big Pun beat his wife and then said if Pun did beat her, she deserved it


%*#% Fat Joe. There's actual video of Big Pun pistol whipping his wife which has been shown on TV and it's on the internet as well. He also smashed glass in her face one time. Her face still doesn't look like it's healed after all these years. Big Pun was a talented rapper, but was very abusive to his wife and I when I saw all that, I lost all respect for him. He was horribly abusive. He treated his wife like shit, I don't know why she stayed with him all those years.


1. She had low self-esteem.

2. She was (and still is) very uneducated to the point of not being able to find a job in New York, a city of very high cost of living.
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Reply #9 posted 08/06/09 8:15pm

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No woman deserves to be beat period and it is not all about speed re someone laying a beating on you. Vibe did an article on big pun and that is when they talked about Fat Joe making that ignorant as remark
"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #10 posted 08/06/09 8:17pm

Timmy84

TonyVanDam said:

Cinnamon234 said:



%*#% Fat Joe. There's actual video of Big Pun pistol whipping his wife which has been shown on TV and it's on the internet as well. He also smashed glass in her face one time. Her face still doesn't look like it's healed after all these years. Big Pun was a talented rapper, but was very abusive to his wife and I when I saw all that, I lost all respect for him. He was horribly abusive. He treated his wife like shit, I don't know why she stayed with him all those years.


1. She had low self-esteem.

2. She was (and still is) very uneducated to the point of not being able to find a job in New York, a city of very high cost of living.


Yeah it's easy to say get out of it but if you were in Liza's shoes or Tina Turner's or even Aretha Franklin's, then it's hard for them to just leave.
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Reply #11 posted 08/06/09 8:19pm

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Timmy84 said:

TonyVanDam said:



I don't know if Fat Joe ever said THAT^ part in bold (although that he always defended Big Pun for years after the man's death). But if he did said that, he needs to stop drinking the bad Kool-Aid his groupies has given him. disbelief


He need to stop drinking period looking like a beached whale.


OFF-TOPIC: Fat Joe is one of those sexually hypocritical rappers that has a tranny in one of his music videos. Whether or not he knew about it OR not is still debatable! lol
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Reply #12 posted 08/06/09 8:21pm

Timmy84

TonyVanDam said:

Timmy84 said:



He need to stop drinking period looking like a beached whale.


OFF-TOPIC: Fat Joe is one of those sexually hypocritical rappers that has a tranny in one of his music videos. Whether or not he knew about it OR not is still debatable! lol


spit

Another hypocritical hip-hopper, huh? lol
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Reply #13 posted 08/06/09 8:22pm

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scriptgirl said:

No woman deserves to be beat period and it is not all about speed re someone laying a beating on you. Vibe did an article on big pun and that is when they talked about Fat Joe making that ignorant as remark


No woman OR man deserves to be beaten at all.
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Reply #14 posted 08/06/09 8:25pm

Timmy84

TonyVanDam said:

scriptgirl said:

No woman deserves to be beat period and it is not all about speed re someone laying a beating on you. Vibe did an article on big pun and that is when they talked about Fat Joe making that ignorant as remark


No woman OR man deserves to be beaten at all.


highfive Abuse is wrong no matter what gender.
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Reply #15 posted 08/06/09 8:26pm

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TonyVanDam said:

Timmy84 said:



He need to stop drinking period looking like a beached whale.


OFF-TOPIC: Fat Joe is one of those sexually hypocritical rappers that has a tranny in one of his music videos. Whether or not he knew about it OR not is still debatable! lol

say what?? falloff
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Reply #16 posted 08/06/09 8:31pm

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Timmy84 said:

TonyVanDam said:



OFF-TOPIC: Fat Joe is one of those sexually hypocritical rappers that has a tranny in one of his music videos. Whether or not he knew about it OR not is still debatable! lol


spit

Another hypocritical hip-hopper, huh? lol


You decide:


It amazing what images can be found on Yahoo OR Google.
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Reply #17 posted 08/06/09 8:32pm

Timmy84

TonyVanDam said:

Timmy84 said:



spit

Another hypocritical hip-hopper, huh? lol


You decide:
[youtube]http://www.shemaleblog.com/wp-content/ts1.jpg[youtube]


"How you doing, Fat Joe? batting eyes "

lol
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Reply #18 posted 08/06/09 8:34pm

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Timmy84 said:

TonyVanDam said:



You decide:
[youtube]http://www.shemaleblog.com/wp-content/ts1.jpg[youtube]


"How you doing, Fat Joe? batting eyes "

lol


I see I didn't EDIT the typo in time. But you see the point.
lol
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Reply #19 posted 08/06/09 8:34pm

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This broad is LYING on Pun, It's hard to believe he abused her!I can't even picture him dragging all that weight around outta breath trying to through a punch!!! She wants some damn sympathy.... confused Nobody is gonna fork over any funds! Uh bye BOO BOO... lol
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Reply #20 posted 08/06/09 8:35pm

Timmy84

TonyVanDam said:

Timmy84 said:



"How you doing, Fat Joe? batting eyes "

lol


I see I didn't EDIT the typo in time. But you see the point.
lol


Yes I do. lol
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Reply #21 posted 08/06/09 8:36pm

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Reply #22 posted 08/06/09 8:46pm

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Chic35 said:

This broad is LYING on Pun, It's hard to believe he abused her!I can't even picture him dragging all that weight around outta breath trying to through a punch!!! She wants some damn sympathy.... confused Nobody is gonna fork over any funds! Uh bye BOO BOO... lol

You are being sarcastic...right? lol
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Reply #23 posted 08/06/09 8:47pm

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TonyVanDam said:



No woman OR man deserves to be beaten at all.


Agreed
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Reply #24 posted 08/06/09 8:47pm

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TonyVanDam said:

Timmy84 said:



spit

Another hypocritical hip-hopper, huh? lol


You decide:


It amazing what images can be found on Yahoo OR Google.
[Edited 8/6/09 20:32pm]


He knew that was a damn man....he didn't care!
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Reply #25 posted 08/06/09 8:49pm

Timmy84

Chic35 said:

TonyVanDam said:



You decide:


It amazing what images can be found on Yahoo OR Google.
[Edited 8/6/09 20:32pm]


He knew that was a damn man....he didn't care!


You think so? spit
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Reply #26 posted 08/06/09 11:01pm

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Hey...I wonder if she ever thought about getting a job. I don't know her situatuion but she doesn't mention it. Sad anyway you look at it. Say what you will about Puff but he takes care of Faith and Biggie's son...take that ..take that
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Reply #27 posted 08/07/09 12:48am

Caramelita

She could've worked a job and sold that house if she knew all this was gonna happen and got an apartment for her and the kids. I guess she didn't want to "downgrade" and lose what was part of the "lifestyle" rolleyes
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Reply #28 posted 08/07/09 12:58am

Timmy84

Yeah I do wonder about that. hmmm
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Reply #29 posted 08/07/09 1:35am

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I don't know the circumstances, but they're all eating well apparently...


"Bonafide is the old deal, fake is the new real"... - Alice Smith!!
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