For all the fighting he’s done on and off the mic over the years, Ja Rule wants people to move in a more positive direction. In an exclusive interview with Vibe, the New York MC talks about the Black Lives Matter movement and how he feels we can improve as a community.
“I want to see bigger movements. I don’t want to see Black on Black violence no more,” Ja stated. “I want to see us root for each other, and I want to see us be happy to see the next man win. And it starts with messages like this that I’m sending. I don’t have no malice toward that Black man that I had drama with. I wish him all the success in the world.” He even mentioned the beef he had with 50 Cent back in the 2000s, capping it off by saying “I wish him all the success in the world.”
In the end, Ja Rule mentions an incident with a security guard in prison that helped solidify his worldview. “A prison guard said to me while I was in prison. And these were his exact words: ‘Your kids are job security for my kids,’” Ja Rule explains. “I didn’t even know how to respond to him… other than punching him in the face, but you can’t do that. All I could say to him was, ‘Not my kids homey.’”