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.
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,
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.