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Ja Rule Sentenced To Prison For Two Years For Gun Possession

Mon, December 13, 2010 4:20pm EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment
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After being arrested in 2007 for driving around NYC with a loaded gun, Ja Rule plead guilty today at the Manhattan Supreme Court

Ja Rule will be behind bars for the next two years starting this spring. According to the New York Daily News, the Grammy nominated rapper plead guilty Dec. 13 to charges of attempted weapon possession in the second degree, stemming from a 2007 arrest. Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, was caught driving in the Upper West Side of NYC with a loaded .40-caliber Taurus pistol, after attending a Lil Wayne & Friends concert.

“This isn’t a good day, fellas,” Ja Rule said today while leaving court.

Ironically, Lil Wayne was arrested for gun possession on that very same night. He has since been released from Rikers Island Correctional Facility, where he served eight-months.

Ja Rule is expected back in court for his sentencing hearing Feb. 9, according to Justice Richard Carruthers. If Ja Rule stays out of trouble he won’t serve more than two years.

“If you fulfill all of these conditions, I will sentence you as I have indicated,” he said.

— Chloe Melas