Ja Rule to Begin Two-Year Prison Sentence

Ja Rule to Begin Two-Year Prison Sentence

The rapper is disappointed with himself and concerned about children.

Published June 7, 2011

Ja Rule is scheduled to begin his two-year prison sentence Wednesday for attempted criminal possession of a weapon charges back in 2007. The Murder Inc. MC was arrested after a New York City concert alongside Lil' Wayne who was also arrested and charged with a similar offense. Weezy just finished serving his year-long sentence for the charges in New York's Rikers Island last November.


Ja Rule, born Jeffrey Atkins, recently sat down with MTV News and shared his thoughts on his impending carceration, mainly ones of regret and concern over his family.


"I'm disappointed," he said. "I'm mad at myself. My daughter, she's 15 right now. These are her last couple of years. She's about to graduate from high school, and she's going to college. She needs her father. My boys really need me right now too, as well as my wife. They need Daddy, and Daddy f---ed up."


Still, the multiplatinum artist looked for the silver lining in his dim situation saying he hopes that the younger generation uses him as an example of what not to do and what the outcome of carrying a gun could be.


"This is something that's bad, but there's gotta be some good that comes out of it," he said. "Even if there are other kids that look at me and say, 'Let me put my burner down.' Even if it's that, then there is something learned from my mistakes."

(Photo: Walik Goshorn)

Written by Dorkys Ramos


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