Do you know what today is? Don't be smart, we know it's Leap Day, but do you know what else happened today? Ja Rule was born! Oh yeah! And he finally got to celebrate his birthday on the day he was actually born for once!
Unfortunately, thanks to tax evasion on $3 million worth of earnings in the last decade, the rapper and actor has to celebrate from prison.
He did get one birthday treat, however. He was able to talk to the outside world when he called into “Big Poppa” Gary Spears' radio show on KISS FM.
In case you're wondering what prison is like, "It's definitely not like Shawshank Redemption," according to Ja. Instead, Ja Rule compares life in the slammer to Groundhog Day because "every day is the same day all over again."
All in all, it sounds like Mr. Rule is doing pretty well while serving his 28-month prison sentence. He's described as "a model inmate" who has not only put on about 25 pounds of muscle, but he got his GED!
We're so happy to hear he's taking advantage of his incarceration to turn a negative into a positive! Happy Birthday, Ja!
Check out the interview (below) to find out what Ja Rule has been up to in the big house and to get a better idea of what prison life is like.
Jennifer Hudson's half-brother, Steven Simpson, is in jail for allegedly stabbing a man in the face repeatedly. The man had been in a relationship with Steven's estranged wife.
There's already been so much violent tragedy in the Hudson family, as Jennifer's mom, brother and nephew were all killed in a shooting by her sister Julia's ex-boyfriend, who is now serving three consecutive life sentences.