News: Ja Asks Do You Smell What The Rule Is Cooking?

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 10:45AM

Written by Biz Jones

Months after being released from a prison sentence, former Murder. Inc. standout Ja Rule has reportedly revealed plans to unleash his chef skills to the world in a potential cookbook.

According to reports, Jeffrey Atkins would like to put out a microwave-based recipe book people could get their hands on.

Ja Rule -- who served two years in jail for tax evasion -- made an unexpected appearance on Geoffrey Zakarian's SiriusXM show, "Food Talk," and dished about cooking in the can. Zakarian was interviewing guests including Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay and Marcus Samuelsson during the New York City Wine & Food Festival when Rule rocked in. Like so many stars, Rule said he wants to write a cookbook. But in his case, all the dishes must be "microwavable." "He explained that while behind bars he learned to cook anything and everything in a microwave," said a spy at the show, which airs Wednesday. (New York Post Page Six)

A few days ago, Rule admitted he invested a majority of dining time into cooking up his own dishes while locked up.

"Nothing else to do man, workout, everyday, all day," Ja said when asked how he kept in shape during his prison bid. "That's it. [The food?] Protein. Eat a lot of protein. Eat a lot of fish, a lot of salmon -- [the food inside] is not too good but you get packages and stuff like that. You can eat pretty good. You can eat decent enough. Yeah. I ate everything. In jail, they're pretty crafty. We made lasagna, we made cheesecakes, we had lots of things. I really didn't eat prison food. I didn't go to the chow line too much. We usually just cooked in our dorm. Yeah, yeah, we cooked our own stuff. So what we made was pretty decent. It wasn't bad." (TMZ)

Recently, Rule revealed he no longer did drugs following his stay behind bars.

Fresh out the pen, Ja Rule sat down with his old pal Wendy Williams for his first daytime interview since his two-year prison stint. The 37-year-old rapper opened up about why he went to jail, how he spent his time behind bars (getting his GED, domestic work), and how his fellow prisoners reacted to him. "When I got there, people actually had a lot of admiration for me, a lot of love for me. It was a really different experience," he said. Wendy also asked what he thought of artists such as Miley Cyrus glorifying drugs in their music. "We as artists, we have the right to express ourselves," said Rule, who is now drug free. "I also believe that we have the obligation to the youth to be somewhat responsible in what we say on records." (Rap-Up)

Back in August, Ja said the worst part about his lengthy bid was missing key moments in his family and friends' lives.

"I guess I'd have to say those nights you're just locked in your cell, by yourself, and you're missing out on what's going on outside. I would call home and I'd be missing birthdays or anniversaries. I'd speak to my homies and they'd be out and about, doing what they doing. You kind of say, "Damn, I'm really locked up, I can't enjoy the things that are meaningful in my life, I can't enjoy the small things in life." You in a situation that you can't control. Then there were situations like [Superstorm] Sandy and [Hurricane] Irene, where we was getting heavy storms at the house and all the lights and things are down, trees and power lines are down. My family had to pick up and go to a hotel. Those are the situations that I handle when I'm home and my wife had to step up to the plate, play father and mother during those situations. She's a soldier, so she made it happen, but I'm sure she wishes that I was there. You're helpless in those situations." (Complex)

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