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Ja Rule

Leap Year Birthday Behind Bars

... Ja Maican Patties, Anyone?

2/29/2012 2:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

the first time in four years Ja Rule can celebrate his real birthdayIt's the first time in four years Ja Rule can celebrate his real birthday -- February 29th -- but despite being stuck behind bars, Ja won't go hungry ... and we got the rapper's 2,500-calorie prison birthday menu to prove it.

According to the "heart healthy menu" at the NY State prison where Ja is currently serving a two-year sentence for gun possession -- JR can look forward to some delicious corn flakes in the morning, Jamaican patties for lunch, and turkey stew for dinner.

According to the menu, the entire day's worth of food totals between 2,500-2,800 calories -- significantly more than the USDA 2,000 calorie guidelines.

FYI -- we don't know how he did it, but Ja released his 7th studio album yesterday ... all while under lock and key.

17 COMMENTS

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My Big Salami    

Happy B-Day Ja Rule.....I thought they locked ya up in prison because your music stinks so bad? Who knew it was over a gun? You don't look like a guy that would carry a loaded gun, what's this world coming to?

915 days ago
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Michelle Foxx    

sucks for him LOL

914 days ago
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Delaware D    

ja rule dumb.

914 days ago
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sage    

happy birthday jarule still love you cant wait to hear your new ablum and cant wait till u get home!!!

914 days ago
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Joan K    

Rapper behind bars, need I say more?

914 days ago
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Chris    

The 2000-calorie guideline is a generic recommendation--the USDA also has guidelines for specific populations, and for moderately-active males aged 19 to 30, they call for 260...0-2800 calories.

914 days ago
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Throwback kid    

I'm sure a skinny small weak guy like Ja Rule will be forced to eat lots of tossed salads while in prison, probably with a side of homemade Mayo for dressing

914 days ago
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Carl    

What do you mean you don't know how he released his album from behind bars? Heck, look at how many albums Tupac has released since his death!

914 days ago
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Sean    

I did a house call for Ja Rule a few years ago. He and his wife are actually really nice people.. At least they seemed that way to me.

914 days ago
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Big Poppa    

I interviewed Ja Rule from Jail on the radio this morning on his birthday!

Talked about life in jail! What he ate last night! (not turkey stew)

It's a must listen!

http://www.cnykiss.com/pages/best-of-bp-ja-rule

914 days ago
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The Neko Nation    

JA FOOL stay in prison and remain being some other piece of trash's bitch.

914 days ago
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The Neko Nation    

Let the ghetto s*** rot in prison where he belongs.

914 days ago
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jsessica blasberg    

Ja Rule,,,,,You still make Great music,,All these Sad hatters so negative,,,all you people know is to make stupid comments and hide behind a computer SAD I just bought your album today PIL2 Amazing!!! Thanks for making Hit records! God Bless

914 days ago
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jayman419    

Extra calories, weight rooms, regular violence ... seems like prisons are government subsidized boot camps for gangsters.

913 days ago
15.

ab    

ja rule made an amazing album PIL2

912 days ago

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