50 Cent and Ja Rule can absolutely claim having one of the longest-running beef feuds in the history of hip hop.
And now according to Radar Online, Ja Rule and his wife, Aisha Atkins have once again been accused of being in pretty severe debt, refusing to pay over $3 million worth of federal taxes. The case is now being handled by US lawyers.
The legal documents reveal that the pair have allegedly failed to pay their taxes from the years 2005-2010 and 2012-2017. Overall, the US government have stated that they owe a total of $3,139,237.76.
Staying true to form, 50 Cent isn’t letting their feud which has been ongoing since the ’90s fizzle out for good. The ’21 Questions’ rapper took to Instagram to roast Ja Rule, in a post of a screen shot of a headline on Ja Rule’s dodgy tax behaviour. He captioned the post, “👀you gotta pay your taxes fool,😆😆”
And unfortunately, this doesn’t come in as unusual behaviour for the ‘What’s Luv’ artist, particularly with that whole next level shambles that was Fyre Festival and the class action lawsuit that followed. Prior to that, as reported by Complex, he also ran into tax trouble in 2011, eventuating in a jail sentence. And then in 2019 he still allegedly owned money to the IRS.
50 Cent didn’t miss the opportunity to roast him on Instagram back then too. He said, “LOL come on I know he not that bright but damn.”
On the current lawsuit, the IRS have reportedly demanded Ja Rule to pay his taxes a number of times, with the artist repeatedly refusing to make the payment. Now the IRS are demanding legal action from the courts for the outstanding amount.
According to Radar Online, Ja Rule has not yet responded to the claims but has appointed lawyer, Stacy Richman.
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