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Ja Rule Sentenced Today: 2 Years In Prison

9 Jun

Seems like Pain is Love 2 will have to put on a pair of breaks because the man behind the new album is heading to jail.

Here’s what went down:

Hip-hop artist Ja Rule was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday, six months after he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

The 35-year-old rapper and actor, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, did not speak during the sentencing held at New York State Supreme Court. He was set to report to prison later on Wednesday.

The charge stemmed from a July 2007 incident, when police pulled Atkins over after a New York concert and found a semi-automatic handgun hidden in his car, according to authorities.

Ninety minutes before his sentencing, Atkins sent a final message to his 50,000 Twitter followers: “Out on my patio having my last free moment I love all my fans Pain is love!!!” He signed autographs on his way into the courthouse.

After the sentencing, Atkins, who wore white sneakers and matching gray sweatpants and a sweatshirt, hugged his attorney and waved to his wife.

He will likely serve between 18 and 20 months with good behavior, his lawyer Stacey Richman said.

Wow Stay Up JA!

Yahoo!

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