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Rap News Network
7/28/2003 9:29:20 PM
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Ja Rule says his feud with fellow New York rapper 50 Cent isn't a publicity stunt.
"We just don't like each other," the rapper told AP Radio. "You have a lot of artists (who think) a good beef will help their record sales. I think that's fickle."
Ja Rule says rappers like 50 Cent are just pretending to live a certain lifestyle. "I'm here, and I'm 'in the club popping the bub,'" he said. "That's what I do."
The rapper discussed the feud during a trip to South Africa. He says he can't understand why other black performers haven't paid a visit to the country.
"How can you not go to the Motherland and represent where you came from, where your roots are from?" he rhetorically asked.
He says the trip was personal for him — a chance to see part of the Dark Continent for himself, and not misrepresented images in the media.
"In America, we're looked upon as not being 100 percent Black. For me to be able to come over here and represent for my Black people, it's an (honor)," he said. "I know a lot of rappers who don't care to come over this way ... but, for me, it's important."
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