Ja Rule recently turned the heat on US President George W. Bush and commented
on the gay porn scandal involving G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks in an interview with
Miss Jones of Hot 97.
According to Ja,
people shouldn’t have dismissed the allegations of Banks appearing in
a gay porn on just the word of the porn star Ty Lattimore, who came forward
and identified himself as the man in the video.
looks an awful lot like homeboy [Banks] to just brush it under the rug by a
statement being released, but that ain’t on me. That’s on them,”
Ja told Jones. “Nobody [has] actually seen that dude, so I think we should
investigate a little bit further.”
Ja, unable to vote
in this year’s election due to a felony charge, also expressed his frustration
with the reelection of President Bush, stating that the wrong man is in office.
Ja said, will prove detrimental to the hip-hop community.
feel that the war on hip-hop is about to start,” Ja said. “I don’t
think we’ve ever felt the wrath like we’re about to feel it from
the old government.”
Ja further claimed
that the Bush administration is out to destroy the force of hip-hop, having
recognized its great influence.
“I feel that
our power is very, very strong. I think we opened up the eyes to the government
on how strong we are, and they took notice,” Ja said. “We tried
to get homey [Bush] out of office,” Ja continued, citing the Citizen Change
effort organized by rap mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.
say who to vote for, but you kind of read between the lines, ‘Citizen
Change,’ Ja said laughing.
At the time of
the interview, Ja, unfamiliar with the news that Murder Inc. accountant Cynthia
Brent was indicted on money laundering charges as part of an ongoing federal
investigation of the record label, said he wasn’t authorized to speak
on the matter.
Ja did comment
however, that the timing of the incident was eerie, coming a day before his
A remix of Ja’s
hit “New York, New York” featuring Ice Cube, Atlanta rapper T.I.
and others is in the works, Ja revealed.
His sixth album
R.U.L.E. was just released earlier last week and debuted at number
7 on Billboard’s Top 200, moving 166,000 copies the first week in stores.