Speaking with Big Boy on Big Boy’s Neighborhood, the For Life creator broke it down to one simple factor: catalog.
“It would make more sense catalog wise, me and Snoop. Cause we could compete every step of the way,” 50 told Big Boy. He continued by analyzing Ja’s catalogue.
“Ja Rule? He got like five, six good duets. The hit records are all him and Jennifer Lopez, him and Mary J. Blige, him and Ashanti. Him and … a woman, a female. All the records. He got one hit song by himself, ‘Holla Holla.'”
50, never one to miss an opportunity to clown his adversary, also joked in addition to most of Ja’s songs being features with women, they also belonged to someone else.
“They’re all doable records but they’re someone else’s,” he said. “Stevie Wonder, ‘Do I Do’!” a reference to Ja’s 2001 hit, “Livin’ It Up” featuring the very male Case.
The latest instalment of Ja versus 50 dates back a few weeks ago when the “Clap Back” rapper suggested that the two foes jump on Instagram Live to go catalog for catalog. Ja even told Fat Joe he would “behave” during such a battle but has since changed his stance in subsequent interviews and comments.
“I don’t know if me and him can do that,” Ja told Hot 97’s Ebro Darden. “I don’t know if that would work. Just for respect of the culture. I would never want to disrespect the culture and let me and his little thing get into the love and respect of what Verzuz has brought to the culture, for each other’s catalog and the artistry. I would never want to tarnish that.”
Ja Rule recently commented on 50’s statements saying that Snoop is “outta 50’s league.” Whether either of these battles happen or not, fans can expect the online back-and-forth between 50 and Ja to continue.