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Ja Rule reflects on new film, faith and redemption

10/12/2013, 1 p.m.
(Photo courtesy of Reverence Gospel Media) Photo courtesy of Reverence Gospel Media

What is your earliest childhood memory?

Hmm … playing with this very noisy popper toy when I was about 4. It looked like a lawnmower, was round at the bottom and had little balls in it that would go “Pow! Pow! Pow!”

We lived in a tiny apartment, so as you can imagine, there was no escaping the popper. My mother had to hide it from me.

If you could have a superpower, which one would you choose?

Invincibility.

What key quality do you believe all successful people share?

Selfishness. To be the best at what you do in any field, and to accomplish the goals you set for yourself, you have to be somewhat selfish.

If you had to choose another profession, what would that be?

I’d probably be an athlete — either basketball, football or boxing. I was good at those sports.

What advice do you have for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps?

Walk carefully! Tread light!

How do you want to be remembered?

As an artist who was really passionate about his work. And as an inspiration. I do what I do to inspire people.

Can you give me a “Ja Rule question” that I can ask other people I interview?

Yeah, here’s a good one: If you had to spend all of your money in a month, how would do it?