Even if he can’t make headlines for music, at least Ja Rule is making headlines. The (former?) rapper faces up to four years in prison after a federal judged ruled against Ja’s request for a dismissal of a gun possession charge.
Ja says that an unwarranted search of his Maybach, after a concert in New York in 2007, unjustly led to the charge. The judge, who did dismiss a substance charge for marijuana found during the same search, disagrees. Ja, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, is due back in court in March for possession of a .40 caliber pistol, which carries a minimum sentence of 3.5 years.
In other Ja news (might as well get it all out there now), the rapper said in a recent interview that his upcoming 3-disc album, Venni Vetti Vecci 2010, has been scaled back to a double, or perhaps even single disc, release. The album is scheduled to hit stores this summer.
In all seriousness, we’d love to see Ja Rule make a great comeback, vindicate himself and prove to 50 Cent that name-calling and bullying can only get you so far. Although with his recent album sales, despite playground antics aimed at Rick Ross and Jay-Z, 50 seems to be proving that to himself.
Written by Shaira Brereton