Ja Rule Is Happy He Can Still Sell Records
...After all the 50 Cent drama!
Ja claims that he still managed to shift a lot of albums even after it dies down in 2004 and that he doesn’t know why people said that 50 ended his career, but didn’t end Rick Ross.
He told VIBE Magazine: "Yeah, I'm starting to now see people that may have hated on me in the beginning are not rooting for me and want to see me win. That to me is big. The best part about it is I'm humbled by it all. I feel like everybody deserves a second chance to do whatever.
"Really, I feel that my situation was an unfair situation. A very unique, very odd situation. Nobody ever seen anything like that in hip-hop, you know? I laugh when I see people say s**t like, 'Yo, 50 Cent killed Rule, but he didn't kill Rick Ross.'
He continued: "No disrespect to Ross, but he did 180-something first week sales of ‘Teflon Don’. I went platinum with 2004's ‘R.U.L.E.’ after I made 2003's ‘Blood In My Eye’. I look at s**t like that and I don't know; take it how you want to take it.
"I was a much bigger selling artist than just platinum so I guess that's why people felt I took a hit. But the music industry was taking a hit at that time, too. You can't really judge it or try to make an issue out of it, or an excuse. It just is what it is."