Ja Rule on Fame: 'I Used to Love Being Famous'

Ja Rule 2015
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Ja Rule photographed in Atlanta on Aug. 12, 2013.

Ja Rule's 15 minutes of fame has lasted for years. From being the MVP of Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. label in the early 2000s to his current MTV reality show Follow The Rules, the rap star born Jeffrey Atkins has seemingly developed a new attitude towards life in the spotlight. 

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In a recent interview with GQ, Ja contemplates his success.  "I’m getting weirder as I get older. I just want to be a recluse, I want to disappear. I mean, I am doing a reality show," he acknowledged. "I used to love being famous, it was the dopest, funnest thing. Not anymore."

Despite the title of his reality show (Rule is joined by his wife, two sons, daughter and mother-in-law on the series), he still keeps his rebellious nature in tact. “I’m into unwritten rules, you know what I mean?” he said. “Those are my favorite rules to follow. The unwritten ones; those are the best ones.”

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Expect Rule to continue keeping busy, especially after telling Billboard in September that he is planning a double album release as well as a Natural Born Killers tour and film project with frequent collaborator Ashanti.


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