AceShowbiz - It seems like Ja Rule is having a change of heart. After confidently challenged 50 Cent to a song battle on Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's Instagram Live series "Verzuz", he seemed to be backtracking on his earlier comments.
In an interview with Hot 97 on Sunday, April 20, Ja Rule revealed that he wouldn't be appearing on it. "I never back down from a battle, man. I love it," Ja explained. "My catalog speaks for itself. I have a great catalog. It would be dope for hip-hop. It would be fun, and it's for the culture. 'Versuz' is about love and respect for each other’s catalog, and what you've done for music, and what you contributed."
He went on saying, "I don't know if me and him can do that. I don't know if that would work. Just for respect of the culture. I would never want to disrespect the culture and let me and his little thing get into the love and respect of what Versuz has brought to the culture, for each other's catalog and the artistry. I would never want to tarnish that."
This arrives after Ja asked Swizz to let him have a battle with his frenemy. "I want all the smoke but I'll behave," he promised to Swizz and Fat Joe during a livestreaming on April 11. Seemingly not being convinced, Swizz responded, "That sounds like a devilish behave."
In response, 50 took to his social media accounts to troll Ja. "who want to battle, and here's a moment of silence for the still sick and suffering. LOL #abcforlife #starz #powerbook2,3,4,5 #Fox #BMF #needattention call 50 #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi #g-unitfilms #g-unitbooks #g-unitrecords," he tweeted.
The "In Da Club" rapper also posted an edited photo of Ja holding up a cardboard with the words, "I will battle 50 Cent for attention," written on it. In the caption of the post, Fiddy simply called him "stupid," adding a hashtag that read, "Fyre Festival." It was clearly a jab at the infamous festival Rule co-hosted.