Ja Rule Shares the Lesson That Made Him a Better Dad to 3 Kids

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A gift guardian. Ja Rule believes that with regards to being a superb dad, nothing is extra necessary than spending high quality time together with your children.

The “At all times on Time” rapper (actual title Jeffrey Atkins), 47, recalled studying the important lesson about fatherhood whereas attending a pal’s father’s funeral.

“Out of all his nice accomplishments in life … and [everything] his father had achieved, the issues that [my friend] spoke about as a grown man on that stage throughout his eulogy had been issues like going lengthy for the soccer and people moments once you had been a toddler,” Ja Rule solely recalled to Us Weekly on the 50 Years of Hip Hop celebration in New York Metropolis earlier this month.

He continued: “So, that made me actually take into consideration, in life, what’s actually necessary. You assume it’s the monetary stability and people issues that the youngsters actually recognize, however they actually recognize your time greater than something. When you grasp that idea, you’ll be higher off in fatherhood.”

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Ja Rule Jr., Jordan Atkins, Aisha Murray, Ja Rule, and Britany Atkins.
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The “Great” musician shares daughter Britney, 27, and sons Jeffrey, 22, and Jordan, 20, with spouse Aisha Atkins, whom he wed in 2001. When requested in regards to the greatest problem of parenting, the Grammy nominee replied, “What isn’t the problem? They develop up so quick, man.”

In October 2022, the New York native instructed Us that the “greatest items” he’s ever acquired are “my youngsters from my stunning spouse.” Ja Rule and Aisha celebrated their anniversary earlier this month.

“Glad anniversary child!!! 22 years deep and nonetheless going sturdy my greatest pal my buddy 🥰 love you child!!!” the report producer captioned a collection of Instagram pictures, together with a snap of the couple laughing facet by facet.

Aisha, for her half, shared a candy anniversary put up of her personal in April 2022.

“Glad twenty first anniversary to my love @jarule you and our household imply every thing to me and I’d not change one factor!” she wrote through Instagram on the time. “I nonetheless get butterflies once we take a look at one another as if we’re nonetheless youngsters … I really like you with all my coronary heart and am wanting ahead to spending the remainder of our lives collectively! Let’s experience this till the wheels fall off ! 😘😘😘🙏🏽🙏🏽”

Along with reflecting on the teachings he’s discovered as a dad, Ja Rule instructed Us about one of many proudest moments of his decades-long profession.

“Listening to my tune on the radio for the primary time, it was every thing,” he shared. “It got here on HOT 97. … I simply began punching the roof of the automotive. It was a kind of moments. I used to be simply so joyful. I felt like I actually made it. I had one thing that I had labored so arduous for in life lastly paid off.”

The “Mesmerize” artist launched his debut solo album, Venni Vetti Vecci, in 1999. He has collaborated with artists together with Christina Milian, Jennifer Lopez and Ashanti.

When requested who else he’d prefer to workforce up with sooner or later, Ja Rule instructed Us, “There are individuals I’d like to have collaborated with, perhaps, however I’m cool. I feel I’ve collaborated with quite a lot of nice artists, and I’m good with that.”

The occasion celebrating a half-century of hip hop was held at Jay-Z‘s legendary 40/40 Membership on April 13. Ja Rule walked the purple carpet together with different icons of the style together with Remy Ma, Fabulous, Jim Jones and Melle Mel. The night boasted performances and award displays. Among the many honorees was Papoose, who the Common Hip Hop Museum honored with the first-ever Hip Hop Artist Exec Award.

With reporting by Andrew Nodell