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19 Jul 2014

Rapper/actor Ja Rule confesses to being saved and struggling with Christianity

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July 19, 2014 Category: Oasis Posted by:

Rapper/actor also weighs in on Mase and current state of his rap career

Looks Like art has transformed life for Ja Rule.

The Murder Inc. MC is beginning to shift his focus more toward God after his recent release from prison following a two-year stint. Rule recently conversed with The Breakfast Club about being saved, Christianity, Mase, and his rap career.

Some highlights from Rule’s interview are:

On His Rap Career:

Ja Rule: After jail you have stupid sh*t on your mind. Right now musically I want to do something that’s incredible and different but still Ja Rule. My new album’s called “Genius Loves Company.” And I’m calling all the genius minds of music to collab with me on this album. Hopefully I’ll grab Prince, Stevie Wonder, Hov holler at me, people that are just incredibly dope musically and understand music and get it in a different way. I want to work with all these people. I understand music and I feel music and I know when it’s not right.

On Being Saved:

Ja Rule: When I went to jail and came home, I kind of reconnected with God by doing I’m in Love With a Church Girl. I was going to different churches, like doing a church tour—me and Adrienne—and I kind of reconnected with God in a different way. We went to all these different churches and they were great churches but I didn’t feel they were talking to me until I went to Hillsong Church and a pastor named Carl Lentz, he came out on stage and started preaching. I kid you not–the church is inside a club; they turn the church into a club on Sundays—it was a different type of crowd, then the pastor comes out and he might of been wearing what you got on, tatted up. When I seen him, he had jays on, jeans, and shirt but he started to preach and I felt like he was talking to me. I got saved at the church, me and my wife got saved. It just gave me a good feeling.

Struggling With Christianity:

Ja Rule: I started to become friends with Carl, (the pastor) and I was speaking to Carl like, “I don’t know how to take this because you know what I do for a living, I’m not about to start making gospel music.” He told me like “Ja take baby steps, walk in your path.”

On Mase’s Oxymoron Music Lyrics to Church Message:

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Ja Rule: I’m confused, he’s confusing me. I don’t know how to take it because I’m like ‘Is that allowed?’ I’m not saying I’m the gospel, great godly man, I don’t have the authority to speak on these situations. It don’t feel right and I don’t know if that’s accepted in the church. I know what he came like last time. He went back to the church, he did a big sermon, he got like a preacher voice and everything. He was talking about how he came back to the industry because he wanted to test himself, it was crazy but they stood up and were clapping. I’m very confused by what Mase is doing. I don’t know if that’s cool or not. I wouldn’t play with the Lord. I told Carl, “I took this walk but I’m not ready to go all the way. I’m still making rap music and I want to do it how it feels good to me. I don’t know what’s cool and not cool and I just want to make sure I’m doing the right thing. I don’t want people to get misconstrued to what I’m doing here. I’m taking baby steps I want to get closer to god.”

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