Ja Rule Laments DMX's "Destructive" Behavior

posted Sunday October 20 ,2013 at 01:40PM CDT | 81 comments

Ja Rule Laments DMX's

Ja Rule also says that he believes DMX can "bounce back" from his troubles.

Ja Rule and DMX came up in the Rap industry at approximately the same time, both making it big in the late 90s. Both of their careers have also been marred by legal issues.

Sitting down with The Grio, Ja Rule gave his take about X's recent legal troubles, particularly the $1.2 million he owes in back child support payments. 

“I love X and we've got a great history," Ja said when asked about DMX's troubles. "We came up together in this business. It’s kind of sad to watch my homie go through what he’s going through.”

Ja Rule also said the public loves to give people second chances and that he hopes DMX will realize what he's doing is "destructive."

Ja Rule Believes DMX Can "Bounce Back"

“This is America," he said. "We love to see people bounce back. We love that comeback story. I don’t think it’s far off for X to come back and do something significant, and people to love him again. I think he just needs to maybe seek God. It has to be something drastic that changes the way he lives and the way he goes about his everyday lifestyle. Hopefully he’ll realize that what he’s doing is destructive.”

Ja Rule and DMX have seen legal troubles affect both of their music careers. In July 2011, Ja received a 28-month prison sentence for tax evasion. In July 2007, he was arrested for gun and drug possession charges. DMX has faced everything from animal cruelty to drug possession charges. As recently as August, X was arrested in South Carolina during a traffic stop after making an improper u-turn and was arrested due to an outstanding warrant for driving under suspension.

The two have also produced a lot of music together. DMX was featured on Ja's song "It's Murda" from his debut album Venni Vetti Vecci in 1999. The two also beefed for a period of time, a feud which was squashed back in 2009.

Mentioning God in the interview, Ja Rule has recently been been promoting his new film I'm in Love with a Church Girl.

Watch the full interview below:

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  • lol
    some real dick riders in these comments. ja rules time is up.. just face it.
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  • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous
    Ja Rule has 18 kids from 18 different non English speaking women. Now that's gangsta.
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  • Anonymous
    ja rule is a legendary actor, he deserves a spot next to jack nickelson & roger moore.
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      YEA. I agree completely!!!! J Rule is Oscar material, fo' sho.
  • Anonymous
    i wouldnt go see that new ja rule church girl movie if you paid me!!!
  • imho
    ja was alwyas agood actor n had good music to vibe with..esp when u were with ur girl too.
  • Anonymous
    Lol that movie is gon be a FLOP, title is gay as fuck
    • Anonymous
      yeah i heard ja rule said they held off on releasing it for 8 months so he could get out of jail and promote it!! like thats gonna make any difference
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    ja rule is a great visionary
  • COCA
    JA RULE IS IN SUCH A POSITIVE PLACE RIGHT NOW... REGARDLESS OF RAP, IT'S GOOD TO SEE A HUMAN BEING LIKE THAT.
    • Anonymous
      Awwwww u gonna suck his dick now?
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    • 1
      True, good to see a fellow human being feel good and positif. Y'all mf are retards. Being positif and showing love is gay??? That's probably why ya daddy left. Keep hating than, it will get ya far in life.
  • lol
    to the clowns saying he won the beef with em and 50.. watch the interview with him and irv on hot 97 with angie martinez "we took the L" . they manned up about it guys... you should too..
    • Anonymous
      your probably talking about the illuminati imposters that were trying to bring ja and irv down, nobody fell for that. except you!
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    oh not this little nigga again he still talking after all the beef he took in he ass from his bunk mates
  • Anonymous
    he gon clap back doe
  • Anony
    Ja Rule the first nigga to build a space station to distribute his shit to aliens and teach em thug love!
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    ja rule the only rapper to succesfully defeat eminem, 50 cent and kendrick lamar. ja rule is the best rapper of all time! he the greatest!!!
    • ??
      his whole camp got black walled by em, 50 and them. him and irv admit it... what are you talking about? lol
    • MGE
      your the biggest fucking moron on this site....the only thing ja rule won was .......shit ....damn .....he didn't WIN SHIT!!!!
    • Anonymous
      your probably talking about the illuminati imposters that were trying to bring ja and irv down, nobody fell for that. except you!
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    Didn't anyone show him "Go to sleep?" Ja Rules father should have worn the condom.
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    X isn't gonna like that
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  • Anonymous
    ja rule still shits on all of these new age homo rappers.
  • Anonymous
    He's not going to go on TV and say he's doing crack everyday. Dr. Phil knows what's up. After the show he roughed Earl up a bit.