New York rapper Ja Rule wants 50 Cent to put some respect on his name. The hip-hop veteran is acknowledging the influence he’s had on longtime rap foe 50.

Ja Rule Wants R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Ja went online this week to share his thoughts on the possibility of going on a hits face-off against 50. Rule took things a step further by saying he’s responsible for influencing his rap nemesis’ music.

“Haha cute lil battle but let’s be honest I musically INFLUENCED 50… let’s talk about!!! Lmao” -Ja Rule’s Twitter

Ja Rule wants 50 Cent to admit he influenced him

“I just wanna say that it’s all love from my side never scared to compete I was asked would I do a verzuz with 50 and I said of course I don’t back down lol… I stand by my catalog and the records I’ve written for others I LOVE HIP HOP… #fortheculture

“I love the fans y’all go super hard for this sh*t…”

50 Cent Rejects Face-Off Challenge

50 Cent went to his social media pages Tuesday and didn’t hold back in roasting Ja Rule. In addition to rejecting the challenge, Fif also clowned Rule for trying to get attention.

“who want to battle, 😆and here’s a moment of silence for the still sick and suffering. LOL #abcforlife#starz #powerbook2,3,4,5 #Fox #BMF#needattention call 50 #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi #g-unitfilms #g-unitbooks #g-unitrecords” -50 Cent’s Twitter

“Stupid #fryfestival

50 Cent posted this meme to roast Ja

Wait, There’s More

This week, footage surfaced across social media showing Rule telling his longtime New York pal Fat Joe he’s down to take on Fif. Ja also promised he would behave and not turn things ugly if the bout does go down. Watch below as Ja Rule challenges 50 Cent for a battle.

“I want all the smoke but I’ll behave. [laughs] I promise I’ll behave!”

Ja Rule challenges 50 Cent to a battle. Which veteran rapper would you put your money on?

Before You Go

A few months ago, Ja asked fans to weigh-in on if he or his longtime rap foe 50 Cent had a better discography.

Ja Rule asked fans to weigh-in on who had the better discography between him and 50 Cent