Launch Party For House Of Rocawear

Irv Gotti and Ja Rule attended the launch party for the House of Rocawear event in New York City on February 10th.

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Ja Rule Attends Heat Vs. Knicks Game

98 Degrees siblings Drew Lachey and Nick Lachey, Ja Rule, and Paris Hilton were amongst the celebrities attending the Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks basketball game on Wednesday (February 9) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Ja Rule Comments On Snoop Gang Rape Suit

Ja Rule

Ja Rule weighed in on Snoop Dogg getting hit with a $25 million gang-rape lawsuit. The Inc rapper told The New York Daily News: “People are always out to get celebrities, so you never know. I don’t think Snoop has to gang-rape anybody. He’s got a few chicks, man. I don’t think he has to go that route.”

Irv Gotti Faces Federal Charges

The Associated Press reports The Inc.’s Irv Gotti surrendered yesterday to federal authorities to face money-laundering charges. Prosecutors said he had aided a friend and convicted drug kingpin in concealing more than $1 million in illicit narcotics proceeds. Four people associated with The Inc. were charged with money laundering in the indictment that was unsealed yesterday: Gotti, whose given name is Irving Lorenzo; his brother Christopher Lorenzo, who also refers to himself as Gotti; Ronald Robinson, a manager for Ja Rule; and Cynthia Brent, a bookkeeper at the label. The Lorenzo brothers were arraigned yesterday in federal court in Brooklyn. They pleaded not guilty and were released on $1 million bonds, after putting up their parents’ house in Bronxville as security for the bonds. Irv Gotti has repeatedly denied accepting drug money to run his label.

Ja Rule And 50 Cent’s Latest Beef: Who Can Sign Who

Ja Rule responded to 50 Cent’s recent comments during Tuesday night’s premiere party for ‘Assault on Precinct 13′. The rapper told The New York Daily News: “Print it: Stop talkin’ about me and come see me face to face.” Ja was responding to Fiddy’s recent outburst to XXL magazine: “I might sign Ja Rule when he’s done at Murder Inc. After I destroy him, I’ll rebuild him.” Ja added, “I own my own company already – I might sign him.”

On TV: Mos Def, Wyclef, Ja Rule

Mos Def

Rap acts on television this week include Mos Def, who visits on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Monday and ‘The View’ on Tuesday; Ice Cube, who visits ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday, ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ and ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Wednesday, and ‘Total Request Live’ and ‘The View’ on Friday; Wyclef Jean, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Wednesday; The Game, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ with G-Unit partner 50 Cent and ‘Daily Download’ on Wednesday; Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Thursday; T.I., who performs on ‘TRL’ on Thursday; Big Boi of Outkast, who visits ‘TRL’ on Thursday; Ja Rule, who visits ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Friday; and Trick Daddy, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.

On TV: Wyclef, Twista, Ja Rule

Hip hop acts on television this week include Wyclef Jean, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday and ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Thursday; Twista, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ with Faith Evans on Monday and performs with Evans on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Wednesday; and Ja Rule, who visits ‘TRL’ on Wednesday.

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