​Ja Rule Released From NY Federal Prison​​

By: | 05/08/2021 05:41 PM ET

Ja Rule was released from prison after serving about two years on gun and tax evasion charges, a spokesman for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons said.

Ja Rule Released

The Rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, served time at a federal prison in Ray Brook, New York, and will be under house arrest until July 28.

Ja Rule, 37, pleaded guilty in 2011 to failing to file tax returns over a five year period and attempted criminal possession of a weapon in 2010.

He was sentenced to 28 months in prison after failing to pay $1.1 million in taxes between 2004 and 2008, prosecutors said.

The rapper was also sentenced to two years in prison for possessing a semi-automatic handgun, which police found hidden in his car following a 2007 concert in New York.

He was able served both sentences concurrently.

Ja Rule scored No. 1 albums with 2000′s “Rule 3:36″ and 2001′s “Pain Is Love,” which also garnered a Grammy nomination.

The rapper is best known for his collaborations with Jennifer Lopez, “I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny,” which both topped the U.S. Billboard song chart in 2001.