With his double platinum Rule 3:36 among the year's hottest selling albums and his hit "Put It on Me" dominating airwaves, you'd think nothing could wipe the schoolboy grin off Ja Rule's face.
Not so. The rapper recently lamented that plans for a tour headlined by himself, R. Kelly and Jay-Z have yet to come together.
"We're trying to schedule some tour dates," Ja told MTV News earlier this month. "It hasn't been working out properly. I guess when you try to put too many big artists together, it's hard to do."
A source at Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records said that no tour plans have been finalized yet.
Even if he won't be coming to an arena near you anytime soon, you'll be able to catch Ja Rule in theaters on June 22 in director Rob Cohen's action vehicle, "The Fast and the Furious." Co-starring with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriquez, the MC plays a member of a secret society of street racers who are being investigated by the police.
The Hollis, Queens, native will also join fellow rhyme slinger Cam'ron in the Damon Dash-produced drama "Paid in Full," which is slated to hit theaters late this year.
Ja can also keep his mind off the road as he gears up for a role in an adaptation of Donald Goines' novel Crime Partners. Other members of that film's hip-hop all-star cast include Snoop Dogg and Ice-T.
For a full-length interview with Ja Rule, check out "Ja Rule: Rules of the Game."