(AllHipHop News) Something I, as well as anyone over the age of 15, never thought would happen actually happened on The Angie Martinez Show Thursday afternoon (September 19th). Irv Gotti and Ja Rule admitted to losing the epic battle between 50 Cent & G-Unit in the early 2000’s.
Speaking candidly during Ja Rule’s first post-prison interview, Irv explains how hearing 50 Cent’s megahit “In Da Club” signified that they may have bit off more than they could battle:
We were in my office, me and Rule. Flex was about to play In Da Club [Laughs]. So Flex played In Da Club and that record was so dope. I looked Rule like ‘we have a major problem.
Irv says they are in such a great place that he could say “yeah, we took an L.”
I compare it to Diddy, I was the same dude [as 50 Cent] but I just didn’t want to beef with nobody. But I was watching Diddy when he was reigning terror. I love the music and I was vibing with it but I want that spot.
Ja Rule also revealed that at the height of the beef, 50 Cent’s connections to Hip Hop power players Eminem and Dr. Dre resulted in Murda Inc getting blackballed in certain senses from the mainstream media:
There were things that were behind the scenes that made us seem more irrelevant. We couldn’t go to award shows. They would make calls. ‘If Murda Inc is in the building Em is not going to perform’. We would get word from MTV, shout out to MTV. We would get calls from BET, shout out to BET. They’d say ‘we love you guys but they’re doing their thing this year and we don’t want y’all in the building because of this.
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