Ja Rule Gives Up On 50 Cent Verzuz: I Don't Know If That Would Work

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Ja Rule appears to have given up on the idea of battling 50 Cent on Swizz Beats and Timbaland's Verzuz series -- saying he didn't know if it would work.

Ja Rule challenged 50, who immediately backed away and refused to battle.

Speaking to Hot 97, Ja said the following:

"I never back down from a battle, man. I love it," Rule explained. "My catalog speaks for itself. I have a great catalog. It would be dope for hip-hop. It would be fun, and it's for the culture. Versuz is about love and respect for each other's catalog, and what you've done for music, and what you contributed," he said.

"I don't know if me and him can do that. I don't know if that would work. Just for respect of the culture. I would never want to disrespect the culture and let me and his little thing get into the love and respect of what Versuz has brought to the culture, for each other's catalog and the artistry. I would never want to tarnish that."