Hip-hop veteran Ja Rule has been a whirlwind promotional tour promoting his new movie, “I’m in Love With a Church Girl.”
The rap star confessed in a recent interview with the New York Daily News that he recently found Christ as a result of being involved with the film.
“I actually just got saved,” he confessed to the paper.
The “Church Girl,” which has Rule starring opposite Adrienne Bailon, the 37-year-old rapper plays the character Miles Montego, a retired criminal trying to make good with God at the encouragement of his girlfriend, Vanessa Leon.
“When I read the script, I saw the similarities between myself and Miles, and I really felt that this might be a good vehicle for me,” the rapper explained.
The New York-bred rap star, who has been on his own road to redemption after serving a prison sentence for attempted illegal gun possession and tax evasion, hopes the film reaches a crowd outside of the church.
“That’s the beauty of the movie, we’re going to touch people who do not come from a church background, and it brings a certain level of cool to it,” he said.
Despite him giving his life to Christ, Rule isn’t abandoning his hip-hop roots. The rapper said don’t expect him to start recording sacred sounds.
“I don’t want people to get confused,” he joked. “I’m not going to be putting out a gospel album.”
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