Keeping it real! It’s been about 15 years since rappers Ja Rule and 50 Cent first started a war of the words, and as far as the Follow the Rules star is concerned, their beef is over.
While talking to Us Weekly about his new MTV reality series, Ja Rule, 49, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, describes his feud with 50 as “flatlined.”
“I mean, on my end it’s over. I don’t think about it at all,” he says. “It’s 10 — how old is it? — 15 years old?
In fact, the beef is said to have started back in 2000. 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, claimed he was stabbed by Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo, who founded Ja Rule’s Murder Inc. record company, his brother Christopher, and another Murder Inc. rapper named Ramel “Black Child” Gill. Irv and his brother Chris were charged for assaulting him, but the charges were dropped and Black Child confessed to stabbing 50 Cent.
Ja Rule then began slamming the fellow New York native in his lyrics, rapping, “I’ll probably go to jail fo’ sending 50 to hell” in his 2003 song “Things Gon’ Change,” which featured Black Child.
But that’s all water under the bridge now. So how would Ja Rule break the ice with his former nemesis?
“We’d go roller-skating!” he quips to Us.
Watch the video to see what Ja Rule says he’d do to 50 Cent if he saw him today!
Follow the Rules airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.
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