New York rapper Ja Rule has no problem clapping back at his longtime rap foe 50 Cent. The hip-hop veteran has reminded fans and Curtis Jackson alike he’s largely responsible for fusing rapping and singing.

Rule went to Instagram Wednesday (February 14) and credited himself for inspiring musicians like 50 to copy his style.

Ja actually referenced an interview 50’s son Marquise Jackson did last year where he credited him for influencing his style.

I would say it’s more of a mixture because today’s music is a form of past music. It’s just evolved. Everything’s evolving. I do a little bit of singing and I do a little bit of rapping. Automatically, I would probably fit into that Drake, [Lil] Wayne, Bryson Tiller, or a certain type of lane, right? But as far as I can go back into my mental rolodex, Ja Rule was probably one of the first to do it and I listen to a lot of Ja Rule because of that. So, it’s more like tapping into both. It’s like a history book. You’re able to get things now that you don’t think about but when you go in the history books and you look back, you realize, “I’m into this because of this. Somebody else opened that door.” So I feel like it’s only right that you know why you’re able to do certain things today and why it’s cool to do certain things today.” (Rap-Up)

Earlier in the day, 50 Cent trolled Ja Rule with a hilarious “Power” meme.

Last month, Ja Rule turned into a trending topic after going on an anti-50 Twitter spree.

50 Cent made sure to respond to Rule with an IG post and simply said he buried him years ago.

I’m fina start running down on these n!ggas. LOL#denofthieves in theaters

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