Ja Rule Heads to Court Over Monetary Dispute with Contractor

ja-rule1.jpgA Saddle River, NJ contractor has taken Ja Rule to court over $8,000 he says the rapper owes him for work done on his home. According to The Bergen Record, Joel Tobia says he and six of his employees put in over 150 hours of work at Ja’s house to fix a bad leak, but the rapper has only paid a portion of the $13,000 bill. “He paid me $5,000 and wouldn’t pay me the rest,” Tobia told the paper. “I don’t know why.” Tobia, who says he has already won a judgment in civil court after the rapper failed to appear, is now trying to bring criminal charges against his former employer. The contractor claims that Ja’s failure to pay amounts to criminal theft of services. Both men appeared in a Hackensack, NJ courtroom on Thursday (August 9) for a hearing to determine whether or not criminal charges are warranted. Brian Neary, an attorney for the rapper, says that the amount in dispute is actually only $4,000. “Some work was done, and there was a dispute as to whether the work was done properly and whether money is owed,” Neary said on Thursday. Municipal court judge Roy F. McGeady rescheduled the hearing for next week, at which point he will either dismiss the case or rule that it may proceed.

  • halle

    its cus ja is a brokee ass nigga

  • Dee

    broke ass mother fucker

  • BirdsFlySouth

    $13,000 to fix a leak? Yeah right I wouldn’t pay either. Probably thought he was just a dumb rapper throwing around money.

  • Rodjilius

    dam niggas always wanna get over on rappers

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=12840 Jay

    i wouldnt pay no fuckin 13000 for a leak neither rich or not fuck all that…
    n stop hatin on ja

  • nae….

    All yall need to shut the fuck up…u dont know how much work they probly did for this motherfucker and he tryin to play them like they some kids…if t were me i’d be doing the same shit cause its my hard work and my money and hell nah aint no lil bitch nigga goin take advantage of me idc who the hell it is…all yall niggas are ignorant and i hate people like yall…yall should all die…

  • RealTalkFromARealNigga

    WTF is wrong wit NAE?? he might b the damn plumber thats suing Ja, he just a lil too angry lmao but we can only really speak from what we r being told here, and it does sound like ol boy is tryin to rip Ja off, it dont matter how much work u put into it, its all bout the price of the job on the market..just like u couldnt sell me a beat for 100k if i know ur beats r wack and they only goin for 5k, dont matter how long u took doing the beat, its a wack beat YA DIG!!!!

  • MOP

    nah, like if it cost 13,000 to fix the shit ja should pay the dude and go on with life..it was a big leak in a big house so the shit doesn’t come cheap thats how it goes..but it’s apparent ja can’t afford to pay the dude or was to busy that he didn’t get back at em..but what ever, ja’s gunna pay and if he doesn’t then that makes em look broke and not doing well.

  • strictly_chinese_fucka

    i think Ja is broke thats why he couldnt pay the bills…the inc is over i was a big fan but nowadays they suck…man look at the collabo with weezy, man he must hav paid him that much and thn theres no much around to pay da bills…sorry Ja

  • real street nigga

    how is this nigga trying to come back to the rap game and his first offenses back are a gun charge that he said it wasnt his said it was a anotha niggas gun and now tryin to be gangsta with a what a plumber come on man that some stupid shit right there look if i and i know all u fake bitches work hard on a job you want to get paid no one works for free no one so all u dumb fucks sayin he tryin get over on ja yall nigga need to get over ja that nigga is done …one….get at me cuz

  • brebre

    Ja Rule = 2pac/DMX Wanna Be Bitch Ass Homo

  • murderbaby1025

    yea naes a fukin idiot hehe

  • young lll

    Ja rule sings “new york, new york”, not once…BUT TWICE…for khaled’s CD’s, the fck is this ngga doin livin out in NJ then?

    half these nggaz just rap and dumb ass dudes like ya’ll believe he’s reppin his shyt.

    think about it.

  • Tibbz

    Fukkin hilarious
    dis mans does anything to git his publicity man,daz all i gotta say

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    BREBRE= faggot ass hater

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    Pay yo bills nukka!

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  • BKJ74

    Fif buried the Inc. It’s over fam. No hating, real talk. DONE. IT’Z A RAP.

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    Dude is a bum!If yall hoes wanna fuck him so bad then do it and get ghonneria!He fucking gave it to his babys momma while she was pregnant and after she left him cuz of it he started beating and stalking her!Hes a fag and if I ever see him Ill beat his bitch ass!If you dont believe me go to Wikipedia dot org and type in “Young Berg” and see!

  • Mojo

    Fuck you niggers. You bitches should go kill your self. People like you dont deserve to be on this earth. I wish you niggers where still slaves. None of you have balls to say or do anything, if you do hit me up bitches mojo1122@hotmail.com
    I hate living in Detroit filled with all you niggers, i wish they would kill all of you guys.