Ja Rule Weighs in On Rumors Jennifer Lopez Didn't Actually Sing On "I'm Real" https://t.co/7Cq7Il1ANj— E! News (@enews) October 7, 2019
He was asked about those rumors that Ashanti sang Jennifer Lopez's vocals in the 2001 hit "I'm Real,"
"No, that's not true. I wrote 'I'm Real' for Jennifer Lopez. And I sung the original version of it as a reference, but I sound terrible, of course, on the reference, so Ashanti then sung the reference for Jennifer Lopez."
The mix-up comes in. As he explained,
"When they mixed down the record, producer left some of the vocals underneath. She's got some vocals underneath, I believe. That is the rumor. I don't even know if it's really true. I didn't fucking mix it. It's J.Lo singing on the record, of course, but Ashanti's vocals maybe. I'm not 100 percent sure, but that is where the story came from. There's a little confusion. I get it, I get it. But you would have to ask producer 100 percent if he left the vocals underneath the bed."