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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 264 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 >

- 265 days ago
Ja Rule to O.J. Simpson -- This is How You Get YOKED in the Pen

Ja Rule to O.J.
This is How You Get YOKED in the Pen

Ja Rule and O.J. Simpson both gained a ton of weight in prison -- but one looks like The Rock ... and the other looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy. Check out TMZ on TV -- click here to see your… READ MORE >

- 421 days ago
Ja Rule -- I'm Real ... HUUUUGE!

Ja Rule
I'm Real ... HUUUUGE!

Apparently Ja Rule smuggled a couple of guns out of prison ... 'cause the dude is YOKED!!!!The rapper just posted a photo to his Instagram page ... showing off the jacked physique he built while… READ MORE >

- 422 days ago
Ja Rule -- Released from Prison

Ja Rule
Released From Prison

Ja Rule is finally a free man ... TMZ has learned, the rapper was released from prison today after serving out his sentences for attempted illegal gun possession and tax evasion.Mr. Rule -- real… READ MORE >

- 431 days ago
Ja Rule -- Released from Prison ... Kinda

Ja Rule
Released from Prison ... Kinda

Ja Rule ... aka inmate #07608730Q ... is finally out of prison, roughly 21 months after being locked up on gun charges ... but he's not exactly a free man yet. Rule had been locked up at the… READ MORE >

- 506 days ago
Ja Rule's Leap Year Birthday Behind Bars -- Ja Maican Patties, Anyone?

Ja Rule
Leap Year Birthday Behind Bars ... Ja Maican Patties, Anyone?

It'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… READ MORE >

- 865 days ago
Ja Rule's Wife -- Our Money Situation Is A-OK

Ja Rule's Wife -- Our Money Situation Is A-OK

Ja Rule's family will not go BROKE during his stint in the pokey -- this according to his wife ... who insists Ja personally took care of their financial situation before he checked into prison… READ MORE >

- 1126 days ago
Ja Rule -- Checking into Prison

Ja Rule -- Checking into Prison

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. TMZ spoke with Ja's executive… READ MORE >

- 1130 days ago

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