News: Ja Rule & Ashanti Reunite For VH1's Hip Hop Honors 2009

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2009 1:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former Murder Inc. artist Ja Rule and Ashanti will re-unite for next month's televised 2009 Hip Hop Honors ceremony performing their hits "Always On Time" and "Down 4 You."

A photo of both artists together during their rehearsal set landed online Tuesday (September 22) evening. can exclusively reveal that Ja Rule will be performing with Ashanti at VH1's Hip-Hop Honors and we can also exclusively reveal they will be performing 'Always On Time' and 'Down 4 You'. Below is a photo of Ja Rule and Ashanti rehearsing that we borrowed from somebody on twitter. The show airs Tuesday October 13th on VH1 but will be recorded September 23rd. (Murder Inc Online)

Ja described his anticipation for the show's airing via Twitter.

"Hip hop honors tomorrow me eminem and dmx all in the same building lmfao this should be fun can't wait lol!!!," he wrote. "I'm not going to start trouble I'm bringing my daughter but I promise if a n*gga get outta line they won't make it out of Brooklyn lmao...Vh1 hip hop honors airs oct.13 for all those asking gonna be a good show..." (Ja Rule's Twitter)

With Murder Inc. CEO Irv Gotti announcing plans to drop Ashanti from the label, SOHH previously spoke with Rule to find out what he thought about the Ashanti-Irv saga.

"I'ma say it like this, Irv is my brother and I respect his decisions," Rule said. "I don't have any problems with Ashanti. That's my sister. We're a family so it's funny, it's like my brother and my sister are fighting. You see what I'm saying? It's a funny thing to me but Gotti is my brother before she was my sister so you take it how you take it. But me and Bon Bon are cool and I got love for her, that's my sister man..I think me and Bon Bon can coincide and do some records together again. I think we might even be able to hit the road and do some shows...Me and Bonnie don't have issues, her and Irv have issues and it's a tough thing you know what I'm saying? He brought her into the family and her never had no real friction at all." (SOHH)

The one-night only event will feature a variety of entertainers.

The sixth annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors show will commemorate the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records, as talents from across all artistic genres come together to celebrate this significant milestone in American hip-hop music. Eminem, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Ludacris, DMX, Mary J. Blige, Redman, The Roots, Method Man, ONYX, Public Enemy, Warren G, Kid Rock, Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Brett Ratner, Trey Songz, Ja Rule, Gym Class Heroes and Scarface are scheduled to show up and show out to celebrate the label that served a catalyst for this American musical phenomenon. (VH1)

The show premieres Tuesday, October 13th at 9 p.m. EST.

Check out Ja Rule's SOHH interview below:

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