50 Cent & Ja Rule Reignite Feud, Bring Fans Back to 2002

Grab your trucker hat and charge up your Motorola Razr because we’re headed back to the early 2000s!

It was a simpler time, when most of us still believed that George W. Bush was the height of political idiocy and Tom Brady was a human being who would eventually retire and not a robot from the future who’s been reprogrammed by Bill Belichick to forget about John Connor and focus on racking up rings.

It was also a time when 50 Cent and Ja Rule made headlines as hip-hop A-listers locked in a bitter feud.

50 Cent and Ja Rule

Yes, some of our younger readers may not believe it, but there was a time when 50 was famous for something other than picking fights with Wendy Williams, and Ja Rule didn’t spend all his time doing whatever it is Ja Rule does these days.

In the time when rappers needed more than a couple facial tattoos and some Xanax-glamorizing Instagram clips to become famous, 50 and Ja were two of the biggest names in hip hop.

And they were also two of 

Like, on the music industry rivalry scale, these two weren’t quite and Biggie and Tupac levels, but they went far beyond Katy Perry v. Taylor Swift levels of mutual loathing.

50 is currently promoting the movie Den of Thieves, in which he co-stars with O’Shea Jackson.

During a recent radio interview, Jackson joked that as a youth, he was a fan of Ja’s … but that changed abruptly when he heard 50’s debut album.

Apparently, Ja spends his days waiting for news alerts about himself, because he responded immediately:

“Fun hip hop FACT: @50cent is P–Y…” Ja tweeted, showcasing the razor-sharp wit that made one of his era’s most forgettable rappers.

Many fans were quick to point out that 50 still has a career, whereas Ja likely longs for the three square meals and free utilities he enjoyed during his extended stay at Riker’s Island.

“Lol you sure you want to do this ? You remember what happened last time???” tweeted one observer, prompting Ja to respond:

“Yeah I do @50cent got beat up, stabbed and shot what do you remember???”

50 loves beef, but amazingly he didn’t take the bait.

That turned out to be the right move, as Ja was left to twist in wind, simultaneously talking trash in a public forum and scolding fans for being too interested in public trash talk:

 “Some of you are waaay to invested in this corny 100-year-old beef lol… f-ckin weirdos!!! This shit is fun and games for me… IM RICH BITCH!!!” he tweeted, before confusingly adding:

“Oh and while I’m at it #denoftheives is TRASH… 34% rotten tomatoes save your money!!! Catch it on cable… lmao #Murderinctvseries”

Clearly, Ja is the pathetically petty one here, which is saying something because 50 feuds with just about everyone who crosses his paths.

Both of these walking throwbacks have chosen to continue engaging in battles, despite the fact that they no longer rap.

This is like the end of 8 Mile if instead of freestyling, a 40-something Eminem took the stage and began tweeting furiously.

Don’t get us wrong, it would still be amusing. 

But guys, with no new records to sell, this bit can’t be very lucrative, right?


Donald Trump to Oprah: Bring… It… On!

Donald Trump has heard the same rumors as you have.

And, not surprisingly, the Commander-in-Chief has something to say about them.

And the Winner is?

The Donald or The Big O? Vote on who would want as President! View Poll »

On the heels of a rousing speech at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, the Internet lit up with talk of Oprah Winfrey running for President.

For real.

According to various social media users, that is.

After she inspired the nation with talk of female empowerment and equality, Winfrey quickly became the subject of talk among regular television viewers and experienced political pundits.

Is she really considering a run for the Oval Office in 2020?

Was the following speech her attempt at a stump speech?

Was she thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press for bestowing upon her a major honor… or making a case that she is the most fit person to run the free world?

Oprah herself has said nearly nothing about this chatter.

Her close friend, though, has not dismissed the possibility.

Gayle King talked the rumor on CBS This Morning Tuesday, telling viewers of her BFF:

“I do think she’s intrigued by the idea. I do think that. I also know that after years of watching the Oprah show, you always have the right to change your mind.

“I don’t think at this point she’s considering it. But listen, there are people who have said they want to be her campaign manager, quit their jobs and campaign for her.

“She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way, but I don’t think that she’s actively considering it at this time.” 

Winfrey became the first black woman to receive the Cecile B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes.

She’s as respected as any celebrity on the planet.

In other words: she’s the antithesis of Donald Trump.

So, would Trump be concerned about Oprah as a potential opponent in 2020?

He was basically asked this question on Tuesday afternoon.

“I like Oprah… I don’t think she’s gonna run,” Trump replied, adding that if she happens to toss her name in the race, well…

“I’ll beat Oprah.”

Of course. What else is going to say?

We don’t even mean that as a typical Donald Trump diss. It’s just, what would any sitting President say about a future opponent, that he or she may defeat him or her?

Way back in 1991, interestingly, Trump said he would select Oprah as his Vice President, were he ever to run for President.

Fast forward decades later and he went with Mike Pence instead.

Oprah, meanwhile, has admitted that Trump getting elected does make her rethink whether she would have a shot at the White House down the line.

“I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience. I don’t know enough. I don’t…’” Winfrey told Bloomberg Television last year.

“And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh. Oh.’”

Oh, oh, as in: Vote for O, Vote for O?

What do you think?

Click on the poll above and chime in: Would would you prefer as President, Donald Trump or Oprah Winfrey?


Ex-NBA Ref Tim Donaghy 911 Call: ‘About to be a Major Altercation, I Did Bring a Hammer’

TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call Tim Donaghy made while trying to bring his daughter home in Manatee County, Florida … featuring 2 full minutes of hammer-wielding chaos. The ex-NBA ref tells the dispatcher he’s on a mission to save his…