Prior to beginning a two year jail sentence last month, Ja Rule opened about why his supergroup with Jay-Z and DMX never took off. In an interview with XXL, Ja said that Jay and X didn’t like each other. He said, “That would have been a great project, I think we was all bringing something different to the table, and we could have given hip-hop something special. When you try to put something like that together, you’re dealing with egos and a lot of outsiders putting the bug in people’s ear.”
Ja continued, “That’s what got the best of the situation, a lot of egos. Not me per se, because I was kinda new and just coming up. But X and Jay, they had exploded on the scene by that time, and it was a lot of egos in the way…Really, to tell you the truth, I’m putting it in a nice way, but they didn’t f*ck with each other at all. X and Jay didn’t f*ck with each other at all. It was hard getting them in a room together.”
- Back in May, Ja said that their competitive nature between one another kept the supergroup from happening. He said, “I think [DMX] and Jay[-Z] were so competitive [that]…real talk, we couldn’t even get [them] in the same room because of their competitive natures and what they had been through before that [with] — the legendary battle that they had on the pool tables up in Uptown with the guns out.”
- Ja Rule is currently in jail for weapons possession.