Ja Rule is headed to prison!
The Grammy nominated rapper, who was arrested after a concert more than 3 years ago, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon today in a Manhattan courtroom. Rule faced a 4-year prison sentence under New York’s tough anti-gun laws, but thanks to a plea deal, he will only have to serve two years after he is officially sentenced in February.
Full details are below…
“Because of your guilty plea here today, you’ll have a record of having committed a violent felony. This is a very serious matter,” Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers told him Monday.
“This isn’t a good day,” Ja Rule said as he headed to a waiting SUV, waving to some fans who recognized him behind his dark sunglasses. His lawyer, Stacey Richman, declined to comment. (Source)
Ironically, Lil Wayne was arrested (separately) on gun charges the same July 2007 night Ja Rule (real name: Jeffrey Atkins) was arrested. Wayne, who invited Rule to a show as his surprise guest earlier that night, later pleaded guilty to the very same charge. Wayne was released from prison last month after completing 8 months of his year-long prison sentence.
And now, yet ANOTHER rapper is off to jail…