Hip-hop star FAT JOE swears he'll never reconcile with arch-rival 50 CENT because he has "too much pride".

The pair have been at war for years and heavyweight Joe insists he has no respect for 50 Cent and his associates because they are a negative force in hip-hop.

He tells muchmusic.com, "You would never see Fat Joe signing with G-Unit or 50 Cent or nothing like that.

"I'm a man with a lot of pride.

"Their (G-Unit's) whole image is made up of beefs and disrespecting people and stuff like that.

"I never really liked hip-hop beefs and people talking bad about each other."