Ja-Rule To Address Beef On EP, Prepares "Venni Vetti Vecci 2"

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.