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Ja Rule

Ja Rule Responds

Posted By on August 16, 2003

Ja-Rule is planning to release an EP before he releases the second installment of Venni Vetti Vecci, which the rapper said will be a double album.

“The new EP is called Blood In My Eye,” Ja-Rule told AllHipHop.com. “Hip-Hop is at a fast and feverish pace right now with all the beefs and all the dramas and I’m at the helm of all of it.”

According to Rule, the new EP was not recorded with album sales in mind, but will address the various beef’s that the Queen’s bred rapper is caught in.

“You aint gonna go no where without hearing my name and you aint gonna speak to 50 or Em without hollerin’ at them about what I’m doing and it’s the same with me. I gotta address certain subjects and there’s not a better way to do it than with a rough crazy EP. Just throw it out there. It’s just rugged and raw and saying what I wanna say.”

The rapper also addressed the recent controversy surrounding his trip to South Africa.

The voyage made international headlines when a DJ accused Ja’s entourage of smashing his records and assaulting him after he played “21 Questions” by his nemesis, 50 Cent.

“I didn’t have anything to do with that,”Ja-Rule continued. “I’m sorry if something like that happened. You gotta understand I got a whole lot of fans too. People get agitated with this subject more than they should. It’s not their situation, it’s our situation and we gonna handle it as men.”

In addition to the EP and double album, Ja-Rule recently finished up two movies, “Back In The Day” and “Scary Movie 3,” which also stars Queen Latifah, D.L. Hugely and Leslie Nielsen.