The rotund rapper's charges relate to an incident in a Times Square restaurant where a man was left with a broken jaw...

Rapper FAT JOE has been charged with assault.

The Bronx star, real name Joseph Cartagena, turned himself in to the Midtown South Precinct police station in New York on Wednesday afternoon (July 10).

The charge relates to an alleged incident in a restaurant in Times Square two months ago, according to the New York Daily News.

It is claimed that the rapper and entourage were in BB King’s Blues Club And Grill on 42nd St (May 12), when an altercation occurred and a man was punched in the face, breaking his jaw.

Joe is expected to return to court on September 5.