THIS is why me and 50 will NEVER co-exist he’s a parasite a cancer to the culture and our pplJa Rule
(WWETV Network) It’s Venom once again with another article for #OldSchoolSaturday and this week’s topic is the longstanding beef between 50 Cent and Ja Rule. This rivalry between these New York rappers is one of the biggest in hip hop history. 50 Cent claimed that the feud began in 1999 after Ja Rule spotted him with a man who robbed him of his jewelry and also because of Ja Rule “trying to be Tupac” . The two had an underground beef that went mainstream when 50 Cent first dropped “Wanksta” on radio and television. The song “BackDown” was also featured on his debut album and was targeted towards Ja Rule.
We need to go before the time 50 Cent became mainstream to know why these two really hate each other. “A friend of mine robbed Ja Rule,” 50 Cent recounted in his 2005 biography From Pieces to Weight. “That’s how the beef originally started. My man robbed him for a chain, and then this guy named Brown came and got the chain back for Ja. Later, Ja saw me in a club with the kid who robbed him. I went over to say, ‘What’s up’ to Ja, and he acted like he had a problem with me. But I’m not the one who robbed him.”
October of 1999 saw 50 Cent release the single from Power Of A Dollar entitled “Your Life’s On The Line”. 50 and Ja Rule got into a physical altercation at an Atlanta nightclub, where they were both booked to perform. Both their neck chains were broken during the fight. Both camps claimed victory that night and is still up for debate by fans.
In March 2000, at the Hit Factory studios in New York, Ja and his entourage hit up the studio and altercation occurred between 50 Cent that saw him wounded by a stabbing. Murder Inc. artists Ja Rule and Black Child were both arrested. Black Child would mention the incident on record stating it was self defence, but 50 Cent always downplayed the night in question.
Irv Gotti claimed Curtis Jackson signed an order of protection against him and Ja Rule. It would be revealed that the order does exist, but it was done by the NYPD as a formality on his behalf(not his request). In June 2018, Ja Rule shared the order again on social media and called 50 Cent a rat.
The snitch allegation now infuriated 50 Cent and he released the diss track “I Smell Pussy” directly mentioning Ja Rule and Murder Inc(. Irv Gotti, Ja, Black Child and Cadillac Tah) on the G-Unit mixtape The Future is Now.
The two rappers would drop diss songs towards each other such as “Loose Change”, “Hail Mary”, and “Clap Back”. The beef kept heated especially when Ja Rule dropped “I’m From New York” with Fat Joe and Jadakiss with Ja. 50 Cent felt that they were siding with Ja Rule in an attempt to help him bid his war against him. This ended up having 50 Cent wage war on New York rappers.
When the dust settled from the war it was declared by Ja Rule that he felt 50 Cent won during an interview on Hot 97. Years later 50 Cent declared on his instagram in 2018 that:
“It’s never over. We may take a break, but [it] ain’t over till one of us is gone”50 Cent
Their issue picked up again when LA rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle passed away. Ja Rule felt it was inappropriate for 50 Cent to do a certain hashtag that came off like marketing his brand when giving his condolences to Hussle.
Now Ja Rule has made more comments attacking 50 Cent.
“He comes out with music [then] takes shots at me Kanye etc. Comes out with liquor [then] takes shots at Diddy. Comes out with his show [then] takes shots at Taraji [P. Henson]—always downing his own ppl… always running his fucking yuk mouth until the smoke gets thick.Ja Rule
Ja Rule seemingly put it out there that Minister Farrakhan wanted a unity meeting between the two rappers, but 50 Cent was the reason for it not happening.
SMH then when the minister called for both of us to sit with him for hip hop unity you gave this man your ass to kiss,” Ja wrote, “complete definition of a SUCKER.”Ja Rule
Ja Rule states he will no longer be engaging in any banter or back and forth with his long time rival.
I’m saying all this to say I will not be engaging in any more back and forth with this goofy ass n****r Curtis Ratson!!! […] you can have all the money in the world [but you] can’t buy class.Ja Rule
This has been another exclusive article from The Venom.