News: Ja Rule's Road Scare Prompts Australia Gas Face, "They Were All Shouting At Him"

Thursday, Aug 27, 2009 12:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Ja Rule avoided a near car crash this week after reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road in Australia during his international tour stop.

The incident reportedly happened Thursday (August 26) afternoon.

Rule terrified Sydney motorists after touching down in Australia Thursday by driving through the city on the wrong side of the road trying to catch a harbour view, a report said. opped behind the wheel after giving a commercial radio interview at inner-city Pyrmont, a spokesman for the Nova 969 station said. "I think he was more interested in looking at the view of Sydney than he was keeping his eyes on the road," the spokesman told newswire AAP. (AFP News)

Publicist Adam Cubito explained the reaction of nearby drivers.

"He powered out into Pyrmont with [radio personality] Kate [Ritchie] in the front and the show's other hosts Merrick and Rosso in the car and onto the wrong side of the road," Cubito continued. "They were all shouting at him to get back on the right side. I think there were a few people ducking out of the way. He obviously thought he was still in America. Luckily there was no damage." (The Age)

Rule was granted permission to perform at an upcoming Australia event earlier this week.

Immigration officials have decided US rapper Ja Rule is not a threat to national security and have cleared his visa, allowing him to play at Luna Park on Saturday (August 29). Promoters were forced to postpone shows when Rule's visa application was held up "due to visa processing." No explanation was given, strange as Rule had toured here twice before. (Daily Telegraph)

He previously was denied the possibility to perform after a scheduled show was scrapped last month.

Australia is very strict on letting entertainers with criminal records enter into their country and Queens, New York rapper Ja Rule found that out first hand over the weekend. Ja was scheduled to perform in Sydney, Australia on July 31, but it looks like the rapper will be a no-show after experiencing visa processing issues with the country's Immigration Department. (The Boom Box)

Check out a portion of Ja Rule's recent SOHH interview below:

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