News: Ja Rule On Ending DMX Rap Beef, "We Hung & We Kicked It & That Was The End Of It"

Monday, Sep 28, 2009 11:35AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

After making headlines last week for publicly ending his rap beef with DMX at VH1's Hip Hop Honors 2009 ceremony, Ja Rule has revealed how the truce came about and suggested what the future holds for the former Def Jam label mates.

While claiming their issues were initially squashed in 2006, Rule broke down the public's perception of them as rivalries.

"What led to the cease fire -- our beef wasn't really, that serious," Ja explained in an interview. "Me and X, we been friends for a whole lot of years, you know what I'm saying. So, our beef wasn't really, it wasn't really serious like you feel it was. It wasn't crazy like that. It may have felt like that at times; but, it really wasn't...It was really a mutual thing [ending the beef]. We had spoke, recently -- you know -- through Swizz [Beats]. Last night, [September 23rd] it was extended on both sides; like it's love, n*gga. It ain't like that. That was the first initial opening up to the conversation. Like I said, we've been friends for a whole lot of years. He knows my family, he knows my wife, he knows my kids. I know his wife [and] I know his kids. Last night, I had my wife and my kids with me. So, while I was performing there, X, you know, seen them and gave one love to the kids. He was talking to Little Rule and Brittany. So, right then and there, it let me know that everything was good and as it should be. Then when I finished performing and came down to my seat, he had got up and had came up to me. I was, you know, 'What's happening?' We hung and we kicked it and that was the end of it." (All Hip Hop)

While keeping details brief, Rule said he mended ties with his former Def Jam labelmate.

"Hip hop honors was a historic night despite the little mishap wit my sound," Rule wrote via Twitter Thursday (September 24). "and NO nobody walked out on my set me & x made up good night!!!" (Ja Rule's Twitter)

Bloggers attending the event also suggested that both artists squashed their past beef.

I knew my eyes weren't deceiving me. As X was leaving the venue, he stopped by Ja's seat on the aisle. Greeted him with a smile and a hug. Ja looked real happy like a lil' brother and embraced him back for about 5 seconds. The crowd literally went, 'Ahh!' Then X and his new dame bounced. Ja remained seated. (Rap Radar)

Rule previously said X was the one behind sparking their feud.

"I never had a confrontation with DMX," Rule said backstage during rehearsals for the 2002 Video Music Awards. "He's always had a [problem] with me. Since the beginning of my career, I ignored it. I felt my way of answering him was to be very successful and that would hurt him the most. So I blasted off and now he's back again and he's mad again 'cause of my success." (MTV)

Check out Ja Rule & DMX's beef interview below:

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