The Queens rapper, and Mid-State Correctional Facility inmate, was punished by prison officials on Tuesday (March 6) over a radio chat he participated in last week.
A rep for the rapper confirmed to XXLmag.com that an interview Rule conducted with Renada Romain’s Ear Candy Morning Show on Sirius XM Hip Hop Nation (on his birthday, February 29) breached the jail’s policies. As a result, the rapper will face punishment for the infraction by way of hard labor for seven days. The mishap, however, won’t affect the former Murder Inc. star’s February 2013 release date. The Mid-State Correctional Facility did not respond to XXLmag.com’s request for comment as of press time.
Ja’s publicist, Melanie Bonvicino, said she set up last week’s radio chat as a means of cheering Rule up on his birthday, given the circumstances, and is sorry it resulted in Ja receiving the disciplinary action, instead.
Rule is currently serving a two-year sentence for illegal gun possession charges stemming from a 2007 incident where he and Lil Wayne were both busted by the New York Police Department after a concert. While in prison, the rapper has obtained his GED and also began taking college courses. Last month, he released his seventh studio album, Pain Is Love 2. —Mark Lelinwalla