Ja Rule Is Released From Prison


Ja Rule was expected to be a free man on July 28 after finishing up his tax evasion sentence. According to sources in the hip-hop community (Blogger Karen Civil and N.O.R.E.), the Queens native was released today.


Ja’s official website, RuleYork.com, posted a public service announcement on his early release. “Let’s give him a warm welcome. Ja Rule’s Twitter handle is @ruleyork. Follow him and send him some welcoming tweets.”

UPDATE: MTV News received an official statement from spokesperson Melanie A. Bonvicino.

“My client Jeffrey Atkins aka Ja Rule was released this morning from the Raybrook Correctional Facility in Upstate New York to serve out his federal time obligation due under the terms set forth in accordance with home confinement which were secured by his attorney Stacy Richman. At present, he looks forward to spending some time with his family while he completes his memoir.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003644733905 Drew Emmerson

    True story. About 7 years ago, I’m visting my boss for a company picnic he’s holding at his place. We drive out there, and it’s this super fancy gated community w/ huge houses/mansions. Anyhow – I want to have a smoke, so I’m walking down the road, checking out the cool houses/cars… but wait ? What do I see ? A guy. A little guy w/ a little dog. This guy is Ja rule – and he’s walking his fruity dog. I say ‘what up Ja’ – he’s like ‘what it do ?’ I tell my boss – hey, I just saw Jarule walking his dog on the street, and he’s like ‘oh yeah, I see him around all the time – but if you like rappers – Russell Simmons lives around the other end of the block maybe you could stalk him too, haha’. Crazy, I had no idea all these ‘New Yorkers’ were living out in Saddle River NJ