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Ja Rule Released From Prison, But He's Not Out Of The Woods Yet!

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Ja Rule is free… Kind of!

Nearly two years after gun charges sent him away to Mid-State Correctional Facility, Ja Rule finally said sayonara to the slammer this morning!

But his troubles are far from over!

The I'm Real rapper still has that nasty tax issue on his plate!

Mzr. Rule was sentenced to 28 months after his federal tax evasion conviction in 2011 and, considering he remains in police custody at this very moment, we doubt The Man has forgiven or forgotten!

Ja's legal rep swears he may have only six months left on his sentence, though. And he will serve that time in a far friendlier establishment!

Keep your head up and your nose clean, good sir! We look forward to your inevitable comeback!

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Hip-Hop Mogul Chris Lighty Found Dead In Bronx Apartment From Possible Suicide

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How tragic!!

Music manager Chris Lighty is dead at 44.

His body was found Thursday is his Bronx apartment and the cause of death appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The hip-hop icon worked with top-tier artists and was the longtime manager of Diddy, Mariah Carey, Ja Rule, and 50 Cent.

He was found shortly before noon and a gun was also recovered next to his body.

We hate to think anyone would ever take their own life but Chris recently divorced his wife and may have been millions of dollars in debt to the IRS.

Many musicians tweeted condolences as soon as they heard the news.

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Ja Rule Gets In Trouble For Birthday Phone Call!!

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Prison life does not allow for even the smallest of frivolities - and Ja Rule is learning this the hard way.

As we reported last week, for Ja Rule's birthday the convict-rapper called in to Big Poppa In The Morning on KISS FM for a little chat about life in the Big House.

Well, it seems that the Big House was none to happy about the phone sesh, and poor Ja got one week of hard labor for the call!

Listeners to the show speculate that Ja got in trouble for:

A)Making a call to the media without permission or
B)Making a three-way call with his publicist

The crazy thing is that within the interview, Big Poppa specifically asked Ja if he would get in trouble (he said no), and his publicist was there to back him up!!

Listen to part of the interview (above) where his potential for prison backlash is discussed.

Why do U think Ja got punished??

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Ja Rule Calls Into Radio Show From Prison On His Birthday

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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.

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MORE Jail For Ja Rule!

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Ouch! Double whammy!

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!

The rapper said today prior to the ruling:

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