Fif explained to Big Boy that his reasoning for proposing Snoop over Ja Rule was purely based on catalog, though 50 also couldn’t help himself, taking the chance to clown Ja.
“It would make more sense catalog wise, me and Snoop. Cause we could compete every step of the way,” 50 told Big Boy in an interview. “Ja Rule? He got like five, six good duets. The hit records are all him and Jennifer Lopez, him and Mary J. Blige, him and Ashanti. Him and … a woman, a female. All the records. He got one hit song by himself, ‘Holla Holla.’”
Fif continued, “They’re all doable records but they’re someone else’s,” he said. He then pointed to Stevie Wonder’s song “Do I Do,” which was referenced in Ja’s 2001 hit, “Livin’ It Up,” featuring Case.
During a recent interview with Hot 97, Ja Rule walked back his suggestion that he and 50 should go hit-for-hit in a Versuz Instagram battle, even though Ja told Fat Joe and Swizz Beatz that he would “behave” during a face-off.
“I don't know if me and him can do that,” Ja told Hot 97’s Ebro Darden. “I don't know if that would work. Just for respect of the culture. I would never want to disrespect the culture and let me and his little thing get into the love and respect of what Versuz has brought to the culture, for each other’s catalog and the artistry. I would never want to tarnish that.”
A couple of days later, Ja expounded on that thought in an IG Live with Kenny Burns: “You can only deal with [50 Cent] one way, and that’s the problem. That’s why I said it can’t be done,” Ja said, adding that he and everyone else knows how “petty and silly” 50 is, and how he likes to “talk dirty,” which is why the two could never act friendly in an IG battle.