Following their Verzuz battle earlier in the week, the two went live on Instagram where Joe reflected on Rule’s reign in the late ’90s/early 2000s. Joe showered the Murder Inc. rapper with praise, even going so far as to call him the Drake of his era.
Ja responded by giving props to the Certified Lover Boy. “Drizzy one of the GOATs,” he said as Joe wholeheartedly agreed.
While shooting the breeze on IG Live, Fat Joe & Ja Rule were discussing last night’s battle. When speaking, Fat Joe told Ja Rule “You was the Drake before Drake.” Y’all agree or nah? (:@gettyimages) pic.twitter.com/VQee2rl90X
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) September 16, 2021
From 1999 to 2005, Ja dominated the charts with hit after hit including “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” and “Ain’t It Funny” with Jennifer Lopez, plus “Always on Time” and “Mesmerize” with Ashanti, which he performed during Tuesday’s Verzuz.
“And we ain’t even play the R. Kelly record,” added Ja, referring to 2004’s “Wonderful” collaboration with the embattled singer.