Ja Rule is tired of being on everyone’s minds. There’s a part of him that wishes he was just that simple guy who ran these Queens, N.Y., streets (maybe) during the mid-to-late '90s before breaking onto the national hip hop scene.
That’s what he’s telling GQ. During a recent interview with the magazine, Ja says he’s tired of being in the spotlight and wishes he could go back to his pre-rap days.
"I used to love being famous, it was the dopest, funnest thing. Not anymore," he explained. "I’m getting weirder as I get older. I just want to be a recluse, I want to disappear. I mean, I am doing a reality show.…"
Yeah Ja, you are doing a reality show. On MTV. Which seems to run contrary to what you just said about… never mind.
Also during the interview, the “Livin’ It Up” rapper called himself a “rule breaker” and then proceeded to explain how he’s like Larry David in the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode where he’s trying to sample every flavor of ice cream: “I’m into unwritten rules, you know what I mean? Those are my favorite rules to follow. The unwritten ones; those are the best ones. They are about human courtesy. You can’t try every ice cream! The rule isn't there, but you’re supposed to know that." Uh, yeah… exactly?
Ja Rule has also been making headlines recently due to a string of interviews where he recalled his infamous beef with 50 Cent — something also known to create headlines, because, you know, he’s not trying to be famous anymore.
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