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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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Meek Mill Evaluates Real-Life Struggle In Amazon Documentary 'Free Meek'

Meek Mill is the subject of an upcoming documentary for Amazon. The documentary, entitled Free Meek, takes a hard look at the Philly rapper's rise to fame and his ongoing struggle within the criminal just system.

Meek shared the trailer for the Amazon Original film on Sunday (Mar. 17). He said the documentary "explores my life and the flaws in the criminal justice system that have haunted me and others like me." In addition to showing clips of the rapper performing onstage, it revisits his 2007 case, which led to his lengthy probation sentence.

"I never really looked at it like a nightmare," Meek says in the trailer. "I looked at it as real life for a black kid in America. It's just real life."

As you may know, Meek was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for violating the terms of his probation. He spent nearly five months in prison before he was released in Apr. 2018, pending the outcome of an appeal to the Pennsylvania supreme court.

Free Meek is slated to premiere on Amazon this summer 2019. Watch the trailer below.

 

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#FreeMeek explores my life and the flaws in the criminal justice system that have haunted me and others like me. Coming this Summer on @amazonprimevideo 📽🏆

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Louisiana Accidentally Paid It's Residents Double This Tax Season, To The Tune Of $26 Million

It's tax season and for most Americans the best time of the year to get a few extra coins put back into their pocket. If you're a Louisiana resident, however, you received double that in an unintended flub by the state.

According to reports, 66,000 taxpayers received double their state tax refund, totaling $26 million in overpayment. The state is now reportedly trying to get that money back.

The Division of Administration spokesman Jacques Berry blamed the blunder on a computer system malfunction, which is why so many residents had a healthier state refund.

Nola taxpayers shouldn't get excited just yet. Berry said in most cases the payments were made through the bank accounts direct deposit and can quickly be reversed. If the money isn't there, the bank will reportedly contact the individual about payment.

Berry released a statement admitting to the oversight.

“As the State of Louisiana continues to recoup more than $26 million to duplicate individual income tax refunds that were erroneously issued as the result of a computer error, taxpayers are being urged not to take any action. The vast majority of the duplicated funds are expected to be recovered electronically,” – Jacques Berry, Director of Policy and Communication

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Remains Of 2-Year-Old Noelani Robinson Found In Minnesota Ditch

A nationwide Amber Alert came to a tragic end Friday (March 15) when the body of 2-year-old Noelani Robinson was found wrapped inside of a blanket and placed in a Minnesota ditch. The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office deduced little Noelani had been there for some time and died of blunt force trauma.

Authorities aren't sure how the child got into the ditch and if she was killed elsewhere, however, they suspect her father, 34-year-old Dariaz Higgins, who killed her mother, 24-year-old Sierra Robinson on Monday may have placed her there.

According to reports, Robinson became pregnant with Noelani while Higgins was her pimp. The couple stayed together after the child's birth but Robinson later decided to end the relationship and moved to Las Vegas last month leaving Noelani with Higgins

After getting settled, Robinson began trying to see Noelani. On March 9, she reportedly flew back to Milwaukee and stayed with a friend identified as LP. Two days later, Higgins agreed to let Robinson see the child. Higgins picked up Robinson and LP and they reportedly drove around  "talked about old times" and smoked marijuana.

Higgins then drove them to a nearby hotel where he shot Robinson in the chest and LP several times. Robinson died, but LP survived and gave authorities a statement. Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales called Higgins " a stone-cold killer,” with ties "all the way down to Miami, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Kansas City. He’s been all over the place.”

Higgins confessed to killing Robinson. He's charged with first-degree murder but they're hoping in a forthcoming interview he'll offer details in his daughter's killing.

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