Fat Joe and Ja Rule took the stage at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and went head-to-head on the latest edition of Verzuz. It was a solidly New York affair, with several guests, an intermission, and lots of smack talking. Check out the full playlist of the tracks they performed below, via TIDAL.
From almost the jump, the two MCs traded barbs in between songs, despite the friends and collaborators having no real beef between them. Fat Joe teased Ja Rule for his current relevance (“Where you been the last 10 years?”) while Ja Rule postured as if his short run in the spotlight still eclipsed Joe’s multi-decade track record of hit-making.
The comments section was as lively as the crowd at the Garden, with appearances from Diddy, Khaled, and many, many more. There had been rumors of a 50 Cent appearance—50 Cent and Ja Rule have had a long and documented beef—but it never materialized. Murder Inc. co-founder Irv Gotti felt compelled to respond to the specter of the Queens rapper regardless, saying: “All y’all talking that 50 shit. All good. He got beat up stabbed up. Shot up. And sued us. That’s all I’m gonna say. Your hero ain’t what you think he is. Period. And Facts.” CHECK OUT THE FULL VIDEO RIGHT NOW – https://sugarwatertv.flixsterz.com/v/A1OoT5