Ja Rule is out in Australia at the moment. A radio station host got Ja to drive her “Mum’s” Toyota Seca around the block. The passengers were as scary as a white kid going to Crenshaw High:
After months of battling immigration officials for permission to enter Australia, US rapper Ja Rule has jetted into Sydney – and straight into trouble. Not long after touching down with his blinged-up entourage, the rap artist with sales of 20 million albums to his name, hopped in a car and terrified motorists in Pyrmont by driving on the wrong side… of the road. Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, had gone to radio station Nova 969 to promote his show at the Big Top event at Luna Park on August 29.
After chatting about cars, radio host Kate Ritchie offered the rapper a drive in her Mum’s Toyota Seca, which she had driven to work that morning. Nova’s website described Rule as a “champas drinking rapper” under photos from the studio and he appeared to drive through a red light before allegedly narrowly missing a parked police car, something he and the radio hosts joked about. “They got me running lights, almost crashing into the police, I’m blaming you all for this,” Rule said.
“You guys are really nervous back there … we’ve got three backseat drivers.” Rule did not take the champagne into the car with him but the video footage taken by Nova 969 showed him telling a woman “give me back my bottle” seconds after he left the vehicle. “I think he was more interested in looking at the view of Sydney than he was keeping his eyes on the road,” a Nova 969 spokesman said. “He powered out into Pyrmont with Kate in the front and the show’s other hosts Merrick and Rosso in the car and onto the wrong side of the road. “They were all shouting at him to get back on the right side. “I think there were a few people ducking out of the way. “He obviously thought he was still in America. Luckily there was no damage.” The video posted on Nova’s website is currently being investigated by police, and could lead to charges being filed against the US rap star. “There will be a number of investigative steps police will take to ascertain where the incident occurred and what laws it violated, if any, ” police spokesman Chris Nash told ninemsn.
The rapper was due to arrive in Australia in July but faced lengthy delays securing a visa, thought to relate to an arrest for gun possession in 2007.
Gotta do something to get into the mix… we guess.