New York rapper Ja Rule recently reflected on his time behind bars and, specifically, what types of meal courses he chowed down on during his lenghty stay in prison.
According to Rule, he invested a majority of dining time into cooking up his own dishes.
“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)
He also revealed how much natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy and last year’s Hurricane Irene rattled inmates.
“Especially when the phone is out because of the storm and you can’t reach anybody. We were all in there flipping out, bugging out, like, “Did you get a hold of anybody?” You worry, but you have no control over it. There’s nothing you can do. [I was] helpless, and that’s not me. I’m usually the one that takes care of everything. So for me not be able to do anything in those moments was tough on me.” (Complex)
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