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Ja Rule Reportedly Restarts Beef With 50 Cent

It's unclear what started the rehashing of old wounds, but we're sure 50 is readying a viral response.

Apart from original reports on 50 Cent and Ja Rule's documented early 2000s rift, the only time the rappers' names have appeared side-by-side in a headline is when a list of the top hip-hop beefs of all time gets published. Now, it looks like Ja Rule plans to reignite that flame in this social media age.

On Friday morning (Jan. 19), Ja Rule published a tweet to the masses that 50 Cent is a "PU**Y." The statement has amassed over 3,000 retweets as of press time and was met with other characters to back up his claim.

"Let's be clear I mind my business... but for some reason @50cent keeps my name in his mouth..." the "Caught Up" rapper said. "I think he'd rather have my d**k in his mouth lmao..."

When a Twitter user asked the Queens native if he's sure he wants to receive backlash from 50 again given the career-altering outcome, he said yes and added: "@50cent got beat up, stabbed and shot what do you remember???"

The war of words is possibly in response to 50's latest interview on "Big Boy's Neighborhood" as reported by XXL.

The strain stems back to an incident when 50's friend allegedly stole Rule's chain. When the pair were out at a club, Ja Rule, who was also at the same location at the same time, noticed the suspect. “That’s how the beef originally started," 50 said in his biography "From Pieces To Weight," as noted by HipHopDx. 50 Cent also recorded a song titled "Your Life's on the Line" that reportedly mimicked Rule's "It's murdah!" tagline. They crossed paths shortly after the song was released and encountered a physical altercation.

Later, a Hit Factory studio incident involving 50 and Ja Rule's label at the time, Murder Inc.'s affiliates then led to diss tracks like "Wanksta" and "Clap Back" on 50's end. Following Ja Rule's stint in prison in 2011, the beef died down but was briefly revisited with a few guest appearances here and there like Rule's feature on Uncommon Sense. He also spoke at length on the situation at the 4:20 mark with HOT 97:

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Pop Smoke: 5 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Rapper’s Murder

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Pop Smoke, the Los Angeles Police Department's  Robbery-Homicide Division revealed on Friday (July 10). According to an LAPD news release, the suspects include two teenagers and three adults, the latter of whom were identified as Corey Walker, 19, Jaquan Murphy, 21, and Keandre D. Rodgers, 18.

The LAPD claims that the suspects are gang members who were involved in Jackson’s murder in February, and in the murder of an 18-year-old victim who was gunned down last year in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

No other details were released as both investigations are ongoing.

Pop Smoke, whose birth name was Bashar Jackson, was gunned down at a temporary rental home in the Hollywood Hills while visiting Los Angeles. The 20-year-old Brooklyn native was the victim of an armed robbery, per the LAPD.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Confirms Past Relationship With August Alsina

As promised, Jada Pinkett Smith brought herself to the infamous red table but she wasn’t alone. Will Smith joined his wife to address August Alsina’s claims in a special mini-episode of Red Table Talk that premiered on Friday (July 10).

Jada confirmed that she was once in a relationship with the 27-year-old singer while “separated” from Will. According to Jada, things with Alsina started out as a platonic friendship before turning into something more.

“As time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August,” she admitted.

The actress went on to clarify that Will never August “permission” to date her. “The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” she said. “I could see how he would perceive it as ‘permission' because we were separated amicably and I think he also wanted to make it clear that he’s not a home wrecker — which he’s not.

“I was in a lot of pain. I was broken. I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself, and luckily enough, you and I were going through a process of healing in a much different manner,” Jada told Will. “I would definitely say we did everything we could to get away from each other only to realize that that wasn’t possible.”

Later in the talk, Will asked Jada what she was looking for in August. “I just wanted to feel good,” she said. “And it was really a joy just to heal somebody.”

The couple, who have been together for 25 years, also revealed their relationship mantra: “We ride together. We die together. Bad marriage for life.”

Watch the full episode below.

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Kid Cudi Announces Eminem Collaboration, "The Adventures Of Moon Man And Slim Shady”

Kid Cudi and Eminem are releasing a new single, "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady,” scheduled to drop this Friday (July 10).

Cudster’s daughter, Vada, announced the news in an adorable video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday (July 8).

And now a word from Princess Vada the chosen... pic.twitter.com/xmgIMkUntz

— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 8, 2020

Besides working with Eminem, Cudi collaborated with Kanye West on an upcoming Kids See Ghost animated series. Additionally, the Ohio native is gearing up to debut an animated Netflix series, Entergalactic, based off his upcoming concept album of the same name. Cudi will executive produce the series along with Kenya Barris.

The 36-year-old rapper and actor will also appear in the HBO mini-series, We Are Who We Are. The coming-of-age story centers around two teenagers living on an American military base in Italy.

Watch the trailer below.

 

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