The Milwaukee Bucks celebrated a Nineties-themed night at the and paid Ja Rule for a little entertainment during halftime, even though, as the rapper noted, he barely qualified as a Nineties rapper.

“They said this was Nineties night, so they brought out a 2000s artist,” Ja Rule said. “But my album came out in ’99 so I guess that counts.”

Ja Rule then prompted his DJ to begin the mini-concert, but sound or tech issues delayed the start.

 “Are we ready?” Ja Rule loudly asked a pair of times before adding defeated, “I guess we’re not.”

After a slight delay where Ja Rule and his dancers waited awkwardly at half court, the music kicked on and the performance began. However, with only three-and-a-half minutes left in halftime, Ja Rule’s gig continued while the Bucks, including star Giannis Antetokounmpo, took warm-up shots nearby.

Ja Rule then hit back at people knocking his performance.

He then put a curse on the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Bucks’ opponent, after that team’s official Twitter poked fun at the rapper.

Ja Rule tweeted. “AND [Karl Anthony Towns] IS LEAVING!!! Apologize and I’ll lift the CURSE!!!

Ja Rule is the King. 

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