Before Michael Phelps-diving into the comments section, just know these two facts. One, Tyler Perry has no parts in the making of I’m In Love With A Church Girl. And two, it’s actually based off a true story. No bullsh*t. For real.
Come October 18, the long-awaited return to the world of acting for Jeff “Ja Rule” Atkins comes full circle. The former Murderer plays a notorious drug dealer who falls for the former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon, who through so many hijinks and tomfoolery, helps him convert his life over to God and the church. Compelling drama, if I’ve got to admit myself because, again, remember this is all based off actual events.
Sure, make jokes. I get it. It’s Ja Rule, rap’s proverbial punching bag for over a decade straight. But the market for “new Ja Rule” music isn’t exactly through the roof. Plus, it’s not like buddy will upload his resume on Monster.com, Careerbuilder or USAjobs.gov and try to go that route (not that it works anyway). So, move forth, Rule, in your quest to complete your born-again (pun intended) path as a thespian. The Oscars may not be a realistic goal, but Steve Harvey’s Hoodie Awards sure as hell are.
Oh, but Ja, I know I kind of just implied the whole “forget about rap” schtick, but you did promise us that “40 Days, 40 Nights” tour upon your release from prison. And if we start living in a world where a rapper’s word isn’t good enough, then, well, I’m just not sure if that’s a place I want to live in.