Talk about a flashback on Friday!
Ja Rule and Irv Gotti sat down for an interview with The Breakfast Club and there was nothing off limits. And we mean… nothing!
The two men responsible for Murder Inc’s success dove into a myriad of heated matters, including being locked up and cheating their wives.
We learned a few other things from the famed musicians. Aside from spilling the deets on Ja’s notorious 50 Cent beef, Irv reveals having experienced a downward spiral in his relationship with songstress Ashanti. He even managed to ruin a business rapport with Jennifer Lopez, to which he credits as “the biggest mistake in his career.”
Irv Gotti speaks on Ashanti:
“Here’s the real. Me and Ashanti have a unique and special bond. We made great music together and everything like that. Here’s the problem, here’s the realness. We at Murder Inc. is like a family. When I fell upon hard times and they raided my offices and my life got turned upside down, certain people bailed. She bailed, yo. I’m a cancer. We love hard just as much as we hate hard. So when someone bails and you like, yo, I’m probably the illest n***a in ya life next to your dad. It’s like your dad and then me. I don’t care what I’m going through, ride with me. Even if you don’t wanna be on Murder Inc. or whatever, still ride. There’s nothing I won’t do for the people I love. I’d die for Rule. I didn’t receive that love, not just from Ashanti but from a lot of people.”
On Jennifer Lopez:
“”It was an ‘Elle’ Magazine interview, she was on the cover. I was high, I just got off the phone with Tommy Motolla. It was an argument, I was heated. I hang the phone up, the next cell was, ‘It’s ‘Elle’ we need some quotes for J.Lo.’ And this interview was crazy. I was like, ‘Yeah? You want some quotes? What’s up?!’ I was high on like three ecstasy pills so I’m floating and angry. So they were like, ‘We asked J.Lo and she said “I’m Real” ain’t about Puffy,’ and I was like ‘What? She lying.’ They asked me if “I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny” was about Diddy and I was like, ‘Sure they are.’
Ja Rule On Cheating On His Wife:
“I didn’t make it easy on her [my wife]. Y’all women have a unique skill of knowing that this is the man that you want, but maybe he’s not the man you want him to be right now. It is a unique skill that woman have, and you know, I wasn’t ready to be the man she was wanting me to be at that moment. I was being very selfish. You know, anything that you wanna do to the best of your abilities, you have to be somewhat selfish.”
“Here I am starting a family and starting a marriage and this union that was supposed to be my number one priority to make it work. But then I kind of gotta be here to make this [rapping] work. To make it be what it is or what it was. It was a very hard time because I was doing what I needed to win and at the same time I was hurting her in a lot of ways.”
“I can’t say that I was 100% bad to my wife. I wasn’t there for a lot of things that I should’ve been there for. I wasn’t in her corner for a lot of the things that I should’ve been. So yeah, that was terrible. The rumors and things like that, terrible. As far as being a good man and a good father, that I was. I was there being that person as much as I could be. I wasn’t a great husband.”
We even found out that the Murder Inc. super group consisting of Ja Rule, DMX and Jay Z fell apart due to egos. At one point Gotti couldn’t even get Jay Z and DMX in the same room. Another attempt was tried later on when Ja Rule got hotter but at that point the damage was done.
Plus, the two dished on drug addictions. Both Gotti and Rule were heavy into ecstasy as we all expected. Aside from a couple of minor trips, they both seemingly enjoyed their pill popping days even though Irv got arrested in Oakland for drug posession. At his Prime Ja used to wake up to a bottle of Cristal Champagne everyday as well! Wow!
Watch the clips!