Ja Rule recently encouraged rapper DMX to seek God in order to combat many of his well-publicized troubles.
The "I'm in Love With a Church Girl" star was asked about his former label mate in an interview with The Grio. Ja Rule touched on DMX's child support issues that have him owing $1.2 million.
"I love X, we got a great history," Ja said to the Grio. "We came up together in this business. It's kind of sad to watch my homie go through what he's going through."
He also believes DMX still has a shot to redeem himself in the public eye by seeking out the guidance of God.
"This is America," he said. "We love to see people bounce back. We love that comeback story. I don't think it's far off for X to come back and do something significant, and people to love him again. I think he just needs to maybe see God. It has to be something drastic that changes the way he lives and the way he goes about his everyday lifestyle. Hopefully he'll realize that what he's doing is destructive."
DMX and Ja Rule were both signed to Def Jam records in the late 1990s and shared a mutual friend in Irv Gotti. They recorded several tracks together during that time including Ja's song "It's Murda" from his debut album Venni Vetti Vecci which also featured Jay-Z.
The two also had a feud that went public in 2002/2003 that was finally ended in 2009.
DMX has been known to reference God and the Bible in his music and has been vocal about his Christian faith. He even told Dr. Phil in a recent interview that God will take away all of his addictions soon.