Hip-hop icon 50 Cent has opened up about last year’s highly-publicised incident which saw him buying out the front row to Ja Rule’s concert, just to mess with him.
Late last year, hip-hop icon and television mogul 50 Cent made headlines for continuing his longstanding feud with Ja Rule.
While the roots of their contentious relationship go back almost two decades, the pair appeared to be on good terms around the turn of this decade. Sadly, recent years have seen the pair go head to head once again, with 50 Cent attempting to “hustle, scam, and bamboozle” his rival with some crafty revenge.
Taking to Instagram, 50 Cent revealed how he noticed tickets to Ja Rule’s November show had been reduced to just $15, at which point he reportedly bought 200 of them.
“I just bought 200 seats in the front so they can be empty,” he explained to his followers. “At $15 a pop you can’t lose, I got 200 tickets for 3 bands.”
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While 50 Cent’s behaviour is pettiness at its best, many of his followers weren’t sure if his brag was rooted in fact, or if he just saw the opportunity to throw some shade at his longtime rival. Of course, this example of irrational spending may go a long way towards explaining why he filed for bankruptcy back in 2015.
On a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, 50 Cent was asked about this infamous incident, at which point he couldn’t hide his smirk, going on to explain just what made him to decide to troll Ja Rule in this manner.
“I just happened to see them on [the internet],” 50 Cent explained. “It was like, ‘They was so cheap I might as well just buy them.’”
When asked by Andy Cohen if Ja Rule or his team had been in contact since the incident, 50 Cent simply noted that, “Nah, they don’t call me after that.”
In related news, Ja Rule made headlines earlier this year after revealing he was eager to launch Fyre Festival 2.0.
“In the midst of chaos, there’s opportunity,” Ja Rule explained. “[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was. I have plans to create the iconic festival, but you didn’t hear that from me.”
While it remains to be seen whether the event will take place, you can likely count on 50 Cent to scoop up the discounted tickets at the last minute.