Ja Rule Backtracks on Anti-Gay Comments

 |  September 28, 2007

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
      In an interview with Complex Magazine this month, Ja Rule called out MTV for promoting homosexuality saying that his kids can’t watch it and “If that’s not f***ing up America, I don’t know what is.” He received a lot of backlash from fans and homosexual organization, GLAAD. Well, in a new interview with Spinner.com, Ja is saying the comments are being taken out of context.
      “I’m a very avid speaker for all people’s rights and people having their own preference. I was taken out of context,” Ja told the website. “My statement was more about where our mind state is as a people. We’re focused on the wrong things — like, our country is at war right now. These things are more of a problem to me. Like another case I just read about — young ladies being raped by six white men. These are the stories that should be popping up on my TV screen. That’s what I was talking about, and somehow it got spun into some other s—.”
      When Ja was asked about if any of his kids came out as a homosexual, he said he would still love them.
      “That’s their own preference,” he said. “I’m going to love them regardless. I have relatives that are homosexuals and, you know, they come over for Christmas, hang out. It’s something that starts with us.”
      And in terms of gay marriage, Ja simply said “I really could care less.” His new album, “The Mirror”, drops on November 13.

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