News: Ashanti Talks Ja Rule Reunion Performance, "The Chemistry Was There"

Thursday, Oct 15, 2009 4:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former Murder Inc. songstress Ashanti recently spoke about reuniting with her ex-labelmate Ja Rule for VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009.

Confirming that it had been an extended amount of time since they last linked up, Ashanti expressed her initial excitement to reunite with Rule.

"It's been great," she said in an interview. "I haven't performed with Ja since -- I can't even remember it's been so long. We talked to each other on the phone and we said, 'Yo, we gonna make it hot! It's gonna be like old times.' It feels good. When we did the rehearsal, the chemistry was there." (MTV)

A photo of both artists together during their rehearsal set landed online last month. 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 also described his anticipation for the show's airing via Twitter in late September.

"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 over the summer, 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)

Check out Ja Rule speaking with SOHH about Ashanti below:

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