Irv Gotti and Ja Rule have finally addressed their highly publicized beef with 50 Cent in the early 2000’s and they explained how they lost the beef because of G-Unit‘s well orchestrated plan.
Gotti got straight to the point and didn’t try and downplay the beef, Irv explained how 50 straight up won the back and forth dispute.
“Yeah, we took an L but listen, the thing about it is when you’re going through it, you’re going through it,” Gotti explained to radio host Angie Martinez. “I’ll take you back. We was in my office, me and Rule, we in the office and [Funkmaster] Flex was about to play ‘In Da Club,’ [laughs] so Flex plays ‘In Da Club.’ That record was so dope, I looked at Rule and said, ‘We have a major problem.’ [laughs] … We took the L, but you know what? People take L’s. It’s not the L, it’s what you do and if you keep swinging and keep fighting.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Ja Rule also explained how 50 managed to destroy the Murder Inc. brand.
“It was a lot going on in that time frame,” Rule added. “You got the federal indictment — he was a part of the juggernauts at that moments. Eminem. Dre. They were very, very big in what they do and what we’re doing as well so as we were big on our side, they were big on their side. As everything started to crumble for us, as far as we didn’t have a label as a home anymore — there was a lot of things falling apart for us. It was easy for him to get people to turn on [us]. And there were things behind the scenes that y’all don’t see that made it seem more irrelevant. Like, we couldn’t go to awards shows. They’d make calls. ‘Well, if Murder Inc. is in the building, they’re not going to perform this year. Em’s not going to perform.’ So we would get calls from MTV, BET like ‘Yo, we love you guys, but guys, they’re doing their thing this year and we don’t want y’all in the building.’ So now, as the fans, they’re looking like, ‘Yo, this dude is really crushing them. They don’t even show up at the awards anymore.'” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Check out the interview with Angie Martinez below.