Ja Rule Gets A Two-Year Prison Sentence

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Like Lil’ Wayne before him, Ja Rule is headed to prison. The rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, received two years in prison as part of a plea deal with the Manhattan D.A.’s office, stemming from a criminal weapons possession charge from 2007. Oddly enough, he was arrested on the very same night and for the same reason as Lil’ Wayne after they performed together at New York’s Beacon Theater—though their arrests were unrelated. Wayne has already served his jail sentence and was released in November.

Ja Rule will receive his formal sentencing in February 2011, and will most likely end up serving 16 months. Word of warning to the rapper: don’t even think about to bringing your iPod into prison.