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!
We're glad to hear he had his priorities in order for his last day on the outside.
Back in March, rapper/actor Ja Rule was given a June 8 start date for his two-year prison term for a NY gun charge AND he plead guilty to tax evasion in NJ, for unpaid taxes on over $3 million of income!
His two-year prison sentence starts today, but at least he seems to have had a nice send-off from his family yesterday. Here's what he tweeted about it:
My last day out chillin wit the Fam and the kids at the movies Xmen let's gooooo!!!
How nice! We give credit to Ja for facing the music and doing his time. Hopefully he comes out strong, Weezy-style!
Now, the professional hunter who accompanied the dentist on the July 1 hunt is speaking out, and he says that "the hunt went wrong from the beginning!"
On Wednesday, Theo Bronkhorst gave a detailed account of the hunt to officials. The Bulawayo native is forbidden from continuing his hunting business which he's run since 1992, and is devastated by the outrage directed at him for Cecil's death.
Though, Bronkhorst's account of the hunt makes it sound like there was a lot of confusion surrounding Dr. Palmer's trip. He explained:
"When Dr Palmer arrived in Bulawayo, his luggage was missing and I was dashing around looking for it. So we were late getting ready to go. And we were never meant to hunt on the land where this lion was shot. At the last minute I had to divert from a concession [hunting area] about eight miles away."
Bronkhorst explained that, on the night of July 1, he was accompanied by