In boss move, 50 Cent buys 200 top tickets to Ja Rule concert next month ‘to leave them empty’

Old beefs die hard.

50 Cent, looking to torment his longtime rival once more, says he bought 200 tickets to an upcoming Ja Rule show just to leave those seats empty.

“I just bought 200 seats in the front so they can be empty. LOL,” 50 commented in a now-deleted post on his Instagram account on Friday. “People think I’m mean so go see this. $15 bucks wait what I do now LOL,” he added, while posting a picture of tickets being sold on Groupon.

The “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” rapper continued to blast Ja Rule afterwards, posting two photoshopped pictures of empty concerts — including one with an amused 50 Cent sitting all alone at the show.

Fifty is rubbing salt in the wound, after Ja Rule told his fans last month he had to cancel a show in Syracuse, New York, because of poor ticket sales.

This is nothing new for the two New York-bred rappers. 50 and Ja Rule have been going at it for nearly two decades — with 50, perhaps most memorably, ripping into Ja Rule and his Murder Inc. crew on his 2003 track “Back Down.”

Ja Rule, for his part, hasn’t responded by making fun of 50 Cent’s phony claims he was a bitcoin millionaire — or mocking his bankruptcy issues — as of Saturday morning.

TheWrap reached out to 50 Cent and Ja Rule for comment.

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Rapper Curtis Jackson aka '50 Cent Rapper' in front of HUMVEE outside Stage 17 at Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach where he is shooting music video for Emimem's new label on 12/10/2002. (Photo by Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Actor/Singer Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson arrives at the Premiere Of 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' at Grauman's Chinese Theater on November 2, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
US musician and actor Curtis Jackson also known as 50 Cent performs in Boris Trajkovski hall in Skopje late on March 31, 2010. (Photo by Robert Atanasovski, AFP/Getty Images)
Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson attends 'Escape Plan' New York Premiere at Regal E-Walk on October 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
Recording artist Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson of the music group G-Unit performs onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: Rapper/actor Curtis James Jackson III aka 50 Cent On ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on July 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson attends Tuesday's Children Roots of Resilience Gala 2015 on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Tuesday's Children)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson attends the annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Rapper Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson III attends JCPenney and Michael Strahan's launch of Collection by Michael Strahan on September 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for JCPenney)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 10: Rapper Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson performs at the 10th annual Wine Amplified festival at the Las Vegas Village on October 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson arrives at The Paley Center For Media's Hollywood Tribute to African American Achievements in Television on October 26, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 31: 50 Cent attends at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on October 31, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 04: 50 Cent performs at The SSE Hydro on November 4, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Gilmore/Redferns)
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