50 Cent puts Ja Rule in his place for chiming in on Drake and Pusha T feud
After Ja Rule took a soft punch at the freshly brewing Pusha T vs Drake feud, Fiddy "got the strap" to remind Ja Rule of his disastrous Fyre Festival from 2017.
The 50 cent and Ja Rule feud that was buried a couple of decades ago got a new spark of life on Twitter on Thursday.
The G-Unit rapper took a shot at his old foe on social media for chiming in on the ongoing Drake and Pusha T beef.
This morning Ja Rule went on Twitter to pat himself on the back for dropping one of the greatest diss tracks of all time.
"Drake, Push ima let y’all finish but 'Loose Change' was one of the most disrespectful diss records of ALL TIME..." the yesteryear rapper tweeted, calling attention to the song that sparked a feud between two huge warring rap factions in the early 2000s and brought an end to Rule's career.
For the uninitiated, this requires a quick hip-hop history lesson.
It all started in 2002, when 50 Cent just signed to Shady Records/Aftermath and Ja Rule was a grammy nominated superstar, dropping hit after hit.
Rule, who was then locked in a small feud with Fiddy didn't like the fact that Eminem and Dr. Dre signed an artist with whom he had a beef and threatened to take action against them if they released any 50 Cent tracks deprecatory of Murder Inc, with whom Rule was signed at the time.
The conflict escalated when Ja Rule released 'Loose Change' attacking 50 Cent, Eminem and Dr. Dre. The song also includes lyrics that insulted Eminem's family (most notably his then 7-year-old daughter Hailie) and acquaintances.
The response from Shady/Aftermath was one of the most glorious lyrical battles of all hip-hop! Eminem, D12 and Obie Trice ganged up on Rule with a response in the form of the track 'Hailie's Revenge (Doe Rae Mi)' featuring vocals from none other than Eminem's daughter. Needless to say, things didn't stop there. Unfortunately for Ja, their combined force proved insurmountable, though he certainly fought valiantly.
Coming back to the present day, it looks like Fif didn't take to kindly to the call back from the past from Ja as is evident from his response on Twitter.
The infamous troll went to the extent of posting a picture of the disastrous Fyre Festival of 2017, with an inset picture of Ja Rule captioned, "This is what you get for going to anything with this bum involved."
Fans will no doubt recall the hilariously doomed Fyre Festival, the brainchild of Ja Rule co-founded Fyre Media, Inc. The festival was scheduled in April 2017 and set to go down in Hamilton, Bahamas, billed as a luxury event though it was widely reported to be a logistical failure disappointing hundreds of ticket-buyers and for which both he and McFarland faced a US$100 million class action suit.
50 Cent's jab on Twitter was just a gentle reminder at what went down last year. Was it a little over the top? Probably! But it sure did bring back some good ol' memories!
Somehow, Fif neglected to sign off with his signature catchphrase "get the strap" on Twitter, but I guess he remembered it a while later and resorted to Instagram this time to double down on his attack. Grabbing a screeshot of Ja's Twitter jab at Push and Drake, the rapper responded: "Yo look at this😆,this ni**a still think he in lt. look at me fool, I’m the reason you driving a Uber you bum ass ni**a. LMAO😡get the strap."
In response, all Rule could muster up was a pretty weak comeback aimed at 50 Cent's fans on Twitter.
Is this what rap feuds have come to these days? Boy, I sure do miss the good old gangsta' rap days!