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Ja Rule

Jeffery Atkins redirects here. For the illusionist, see Jeffery Atkins (illusionist) Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper, singer, and actor from Queens, New York City. Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single "Holla Holla". From 2000 to 2004, Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, including "Between Me and You" with Christina Milian, "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" with Jennifer Lopez, "Always on Time" with Ashanti, "Mesmerize" also with Ashanti, and "Wonderful" with R. Kelly and Ashanti. During the 2000s, Ja Rule was signed to The Inc. Records, which was formerly known as Murder Inc. and was led by Irv Gotti. Ja Rule has sold over 20 million records worldwide and was the best selling rapper in 2001.. He is also known for some well-publicized feuds with other rappers (in-particular 50 Cent and Eminem). Atkins was born in the Queens borough of New York City. He was raised as a Jehovah's Witness by his mother, health care worker Debra Atkins, and grandparents. At the age of five his sister died from breathing complications, leaving him as an

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Ja Rule's Hosting a VIP Jet Party Before Fyre Festival in Bahamas

Ja Rule
I'm Hosting a Celeb Jet Party All Aboard to the Bahamas!!

Ja Rule will be the mile-high master of ceremonies for a private celeb jet bash ... just before they land at his Bahamas Fyre Festival. We're told the passenger manifest includes Victoria's… READ MORE >

Chance the Rapper Has 'No Problem' Rocking Mic with Ja Rule (VIDEO)

Chance the Rapper
Gets Chi-Town Props from Ja Rule 'No Problem' On the Mic

Ja Rule's shout-out to Chance the Rapper for all his awesome charity work turned into an awesome guest performance onstage. You're welcome, Chicago. Ja had a show Thursday night at Studio Paris,… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Snoop Dogg, DJ Khaled, Ja Rule Bring It For Super Bowl Celeb B-ball Game

Snoop Dogg, DJ Khaled, Ja Rule
Ballin' On Super Bowl Weekend

Snoop Dogg, DJ Khaled and Ja Rule hooped it up in Houston for Super Bowl Weekend. The trio was joined by other celebs and athletes, including Doug Flutie and Porsha Williams at NFL'er Antonio… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Ja Rule, Young Jeezy & Ashanti Cashing Huge New Year's Checks

Ja Rule, Young Jeezy & Ashanti
Raking Huge Dough To (W)rap Up '16, Sing in '17

Ja Rule and Ashanti are going Down Under for New Year's Eve but coming up HUGE. Check out the pics and scroll to see which stars -- including Young Jeezy -- are… READ MORE >

- 119 days ago
Ja Rule -- Virginity? ... That's Some Kid S***! (VIDEO)

Ja Rule
Virginity? That's Some Kid S***!

Ja Rule is quite the opposite of a 40-year-old virgin ... he says he got it in before he was even a teen. We got Ja at LAX and asked him to elaborate on his book "Unruly: The Highs… READ MORE >

- 239 days ago
Ja Rule & Ashanti -- We Don't Promote Killings

Ja Rule & Ashanti
We Don't Promote Killings

Ja Rule and Ashanti do not endorse killers, and they've changed the name of their tour ... just in case anyone's getting it twisted.   Ja tells TMZ ... he and Ashanti have decided to… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
Ja Rule Smacks Up Fan for Throwing Beer Can (VIDEO)

Ja Rule
Smacks Up Fan For Throwing Beer Can

Ja Rule was so furious about getting a beer can to the dome, he stopped his show to find the person who hurled it ... and then slapped the hell out of the culprit.  We got this video of Ja… READ MORE >

- 353 days ago
Ja Rule -- SPILLIN' PRISON SECRETS

Ja Rule
SPILLIN' PRISON SECRETS

Ja Rule is breaking the incarceration code of silence ... revealing something only the people inside his penitentiary have known about ... HIS SECRET RECIPE FOR PRISON CHICKEN CURRY!! The rapper… READ MORE >

- 1282 days ago
Ja Rule -- Prison Life Was Hot ... In the Kitchen, Anyway

Ja Rule
Prison Life Was Hot In the Kitchen, Anyway

Ja Rule was a regular Julia Child during his prison sentence (with a much deeper voice) -- whipping up all kinds of cool dishes ... which is awesome.But the key(ster) is trying not to think about… READ MORE >

- 1285 days ago
Ja Rule -- Screw Prison Food ... I Made My Own

Ja Rule
Screw Prison Food ... I Made My Own

Ja Rule dined like a king during his 2-year stint in prison ... telling us he barely touched the crappy cafeteria food -- 'cause he cooked his own grub instead. J.R. was cruising Midtown in NYC… READ MORE >

- 1286 days ago
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