Ja Rule to serve 2 years in prison for gun possession after reaching plea deal
Ja Rule is reportedly set to be sent to prison for a 2007 gun possession charge after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.
The 34-year-old rapper pleaded guilty in a New York court to attempted criminal possession of a weapon after police said they found a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun in his Maybach sports car in July 2007 following a concert in the city with Lil Wayne, who was detained separately.
Lil Wayne last month completed an 8-month prison sentence after reaching a plea deal regarding the same case. Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, is expected to be sentenced on Feb. 8, when he is expected to show up in court again, and will likely serve 16 months behind bars, MTV News said.
"Minor setback for a Major comeback!!!" Ja Rule said on his Twitter page. "What did I do to deserve this!!! (Ross voice)"
Ja Rule is known for songs such as "I'm Real" with Jennifer Lopez and his 2001 album "Pain is Love" was nominated for a Grammy Award. He has also has appeared in films such as "The Fast and the Furious" in 2001 and "Scary Movie 3" in 2003.