Ja Rule Calls 50 Cent A “Power Bottom” In Homophobic Tweet

The two hip-hop stars have been beefing for years.

Ja Rule has reignited his beef with 50 Cent, calling the rapper-actor a “power bottom” in a tweet.

On Friday, Rule told followers 50 Cent had a new name, “Ticklebooty,” a reference to the rumor that he enjoys anal play.

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“From now on everyone can refer to @50cent as #ticklebooty not fif not fiddy… #ticklebooty,’ That’s his name, call him it to his FACE. He ain’t gonna do shit. And if he does, sue him like he did me #Murderinctvseries.”

In a follow-up tweet, the “Always on Time” singer wrote gave his rival another handle: “‘I really don’t see why ppl like 50 cent aka #Powerbottom. He hates on any black man or woman having success… he hates on Diddy, on Jay, on Empire. C’mon how you beefing with Taraji??? #ticklebooty”

Ja kept it going, responding to retweets and later posting, “‘Now I know why 50 cent named his show POWER… #Powerbottom #ticklebooty.”

50 Cent hasn’t responded to the call-out. The feud between the two began in the early 2000s, when, Fifty claims, Ja accused him of stealing jewelry. (Ja maintains 50 disrespected him at a video shoot.)

Regardless, homophobic language continues to be an issue in hip-hop: In a new track, “Boss Life” Offset sang that he “cannot vibe with queers.” The Migos member later claimed he meant queer as in “odd,” not as a reference to LGBT people.

“I didn’t write the line about gay people,” he insisted. “I have said before… that I got love for all people.”

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