Uh Oh! Tank & Ja Rule EXCHANGE HEATED WORDS Over Comment About Black Men

Posted On : February 25, 2017
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: R&B singer Tank attends the premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures' "Baggage Claim" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on September 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Tank (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

In case y’all haven’t heard by now, singer, Tank, has an issue with rapper, Ja Rule, after Ja made a comment that pissed Tank off on social media.

It all started when BET shared a photo of some of the actors from The New Edition Story along with Maxwell and Power actor, Omari Hardwick, with the caption:

“There was a lot of #BlackBoyJoy at #ABFFHonors! To witness the magic, tune in on Wednesday at 8/7c!”

Screen Shot 2017-02-25 at 4.32.22 PMThe use of the new ‘in’ hashtag, ‘#BlackBoyJoy,’ is where the online tension started between Tank and Ja Rule. And it’s actually a debatable argument because both of them made good points, so fans have been torn between whose side their on with this. Check it out below and tell us what you think:

<> at Buckhead Theatre on September 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ja Rule (Getty Images)


Ja Rule’s Instagram comment: @bet Who’s behind this Black Boy Joy hashtag? NOT COOL, VERY DEMEANING. You don’t call a BLACK MAN A BOY PLS STOP THAT #…it goes all the way back to slavery and segregation you don’t call ANY MAN A BOY it’s disrespectful…but takes on a whole different meaning for black men. @bet should know better.”


Tanks Instagram response to Ja Rule: “@ruleyorkcity when one black man tears down another black man for simply doing things a little different than what he would that creates the divide. Here you are supposed to be a positive reinforcement to all young black men injecting positivity into our community and you’re hating it! These young men have done nothing but shine a light on black excellence! How in God’s name can you find something wrong with that? It’s not like you’ve been the beacon of hope for our community so I think you should rethink your position. Let these young men live in the success of their hard work! Please!”

Who do you think is right ILOSM fam’- Tank or Ja Rule?


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