Ja Rule has some friendly advice for his fellow rapper DMX.

Weeks ago DMX (who’s been arrested 25 times), appeared on Dr. Phil and revealed that he has 11 kids by six different women, and 1 more on the way. The “Party Up” rapper also confessed to owing over $1.2 million in overdue child support.

During an interview promoting his new film, I’m in Love with a Church Girl, Ja weighed in on  DMX’s downward spiral.

“Put a condom on!” Ja said.

“I love X, we got a great history. We came up together in this business. It’s kind of sad to watch my homie go through what he’s going through.”

“This is America. 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 seek 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.”

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