Just when you thought he was Half Past Dead… Ja Rule made his unexpected Fast & Furious return to the world of the free!!!
The 37-year-old rapper was released from Ray Brook Federal Prison today after successfully serving out his sentences for tax evasion and illegally possessing a gun, even though he originally wasn't even supposed to go free until July!
Sources close to the situation say the man also known as Jeffrey Atkins isn't completely off the hook just yet!
July could either be a good month for rapper Ja Rule, or a bad month.
That all depends on whether or not he actually likes being in jail, as a New York City prison just set his release date for July!
You might be wondering what's going on, especially if you read that he was JUST RELEASED from the slammer last week after serving the better part of two years for illegal gun possession. The thing is, right when he got out, he went right into federal custody for tax evasion!
Talk about bad luck! You know, in case he doesn't like jail after all! LOLz!
The Feds say he's in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center, and say his expected release date is July 28. The prison itself is meant for short-term sentences, and those waiting for court dates!
We would hope this is last of the legal trouble for him, regardless if he's really into the food or the firmness of the cots! Ha!
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.
Ja Rule was sentenced today to more than two years in federal prison for failing to file more than $3 million in income tax returns for his earnings between 2004 and 2006, which is on top of the two years he's spending in state prison for attempted criminal weapon possession!