Ja Rule Talks G-Unit, Bush And Federal Investigation

Queens-bred rapper

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.

“That dude

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.

Bush’s appointment,

Ja said, will prove detrimental to the hip-hop community.

“I personally

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.

“They didn’t

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

album dropped.

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.