DMX's sit-down with Dr. Phil a few weeks ago — during which the rapper admitted he has fathered 11 children from six different women, with lucky number 12 on the way — seems to have struck a chord with Ja Rule.
The rapper and actor, who stars in the upcoming film I Fell in Love With a Church Girl, offered some advice to his old pal during an interview with theGrio.com. "Put a condom on!" Ja says to the Ruff Ryders rapper, who owes over $1.2 million in overdue child support.
“I love X, we got a great history. We came up together in this business," Ja continues. "It’s kind of sad to watch my homie go through what he’s going through.”
But he does see a silver lining for his embattled pal. “This is America. We love to see people bounce back. We love that comeback story," the "Always on Time" rapper says. "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.”
And Ja knows a thing or two about comebacks. The rapper recently spent two years in jail for illegal gun possession and seems determined to clean up his act. Hopefully we'll see DMX follow his lead.
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