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Ja Rule -- Checking into Prison

6/8/2011 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rapper Ja Rule is currently inside a NY courthouse and is turning himself over to authorities to begin his two-year prison sentence in New York ... TMZ has learned.

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TMZ spoke with Ja's executive producer, Seven, who was with Mr. Rule at the courthouse in NY moments ago. Seven tells us the rapper is still inside the building, waiting to be processed.

Seven tells us Ja spent some private time with his wife, close friends and family members before he was taken behind closed doors -- and the last thing he said to everyone was, "Real life is a fantasy, f**k fame ... I'm ready for this to get over with. I am focused."

The rapper -- real name Jeffrey Atkins -- was hit with the 2-year sentence in 2010 when he pled guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon -- stemming from a 2007 incident in which cops found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his sports car.

060811_ja_rule_videoWe ran into Ja last week -- where he told us how he planned on passing the time while in the pokey.

UPDATE 12:52 PM PT: It's official -- Ja Rule is now inmate 07608730Q.


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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

sounds like he has learned a good lesson..good for you dude..you'll make it just fine

1182 days ago
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NightOwl    

@MIDNIGHT TOKER: couldn't have said it better myself. Best of luck to you, Ja.

1182 days ago
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Muppet    

Real life is a fantasy?
Maybe someone should take the time to explain to him that real life isn't a fantasy that's why he's in trouble.
Hope he learns his lesson.

1182 days ago
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croc    

waving bye bye..

1182 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

2 years for a weapon..yet lindsay has tons of offenses and never gets ****

1182 days ago
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MZLB    

Maybe superhead will write you in prison ahahahaaaaaa loser douchebag

1182 days ago
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WillisD    

bet his cellmate will try to Holla Holla

1182 days ago
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Francis    

Didn't he do a movie with Seagal where he was an inmate on the "new" Alcatraz? HALF PAST DEAD. So is that the fantasy he's referring to or the money fueled one he lives in now?
I doubt the movie set he was on for HPD will get him truly ready for prison.

1182 days ago
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jack-55d79    

Good photo.

1182 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

Francis 5 minutes ago
Didn't he do a movie with Seagal where he was an inmate on the "new" Alcatraz? HALF PAST DEAD. So is that the fantasy he's referring to or the money fueled one he lives in now?
I doubt the movie set he was on for HPD will get him truly ready for prison.
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wasnt that DMX

1182 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

yallarestupid 6 minutes ago
YOU ALL ARE SO STUPID. He is REFERRING to his NEW SINGLE which is coming soon OF HIS NEW ALBUM. It already LEAKED on YOUTUBE CALLED REAL LIFE FANTASY. LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKyjxzen7xM

And also check this song of his new album that soon will be out, and try to hate on it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voZ32N1fj4g&feature=player_embedded#at=18
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you went to all the trouble of creating an account to tell us that we are stupid..jeeezzzz

1182 days ago
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bunny    

So the question still remains... What was the last thing he ate?

1182 days ago
13.

Canon    

Self important idiot.

1182 days ago
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Canon    

Reading between the lines of the pictures, he looks a little nervous going to prison. Unfortunately these guys are only performers trying to appear like tough guys. The problem is they really think they are tough guys instead of just telling stories of real tough guys through their eyes such as Johny Cash does.

1182 days ago
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MFJ    

IT'S MURDA!!!!!!!!!

1182 days ago
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