By Paul Cantor
The losses just keep piling up for Ja Rule.
One day after being sentenced to two years in prison following a 2007 gun charge, Rule’s Twitter account was hacked early Tuesday (December 14). At about 11a.m., suspicious messages began appearing on Rule’s account.
"@50cent, Listen man, I was thinking, I'm sorry I slapped you, I wanna apologize for everything," admitted the account. The messages continued, "@50cent man why you had to go in on my career like that tho? You f---ed my money up, I get it, you're smarter, better rapper ... "
And the tweets kept on coming. Here are some highlights:
"F--- @irvgotti that n---a ruined my career, all the drugs, rapin' me on royalties, now I'm going to jail for two years ..."
"Damn I've had more retweets in the last 15 minutes than I have albums sold in the last six years."
"I been trying to get verified for a year and when I said Ja Rule n---a they said 'Who?,' I wish @50cent would just call me”
"I went from doing shows on MTV to doing shows in Rikers, ain't that a bitch."
"Me and Wyclef got into a scuffle in the Hit Factory, cuz I told him Pras was a better artist and actor then he would ever be."
"Puffy hasn't returned my calls since 2007."
"Fat Joe pulled me off 'Lean Back' for Eminem."
"I can't even get people to download my albums illegally."
At some point, it seemed Ja regained control of his account, tweeting, "This coward @50cent hackin' my page is some sucker sh-- that's why you'll never be half the man your mother was!" But then the inconspicuous tweets returned.
On Monday, the two rappers traded insults indirectly on Twitter following Ja’s sentencing announcement. "Damn da homie Ja Rule gotta do two years. Tell him I said don't worry I got him when he come home. Lol," 50 tweeted. "Come on its only 721 days stop crying. Its only 104 weeks. Wipe ya nose sucka. Be a man! Lol."
“@50cent N---a u PU--- shut up before I smack u in yo mouth again lol! The nerve of some n---as!" Ja tweeted back at Fif. "Yo #d----fif why don't u tell your 3 mil followers how I whoop dat ass TWICE so they can follow a real n---a ... lmao!"
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