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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 -- Big Plans Before and During Jail Stint

Ja Rule -- Big Plans Before and During Jail Stint

Ja Rule is just days away from turning himself in for a two-year stint behind bars, but he has a list of things he wants to do before he goes in ... and even more he wants to get done while… READ MORE >

Ja Rule -- I'm Going to Prison!

Ja Rule -- I'm Going to Prison!

Ja Rule doesn't just have his summer planned out ... he's got the next few years on lock -- because once June rolls around, he'll be serving a very long prison sentence ... for having a loaded gun… READ MORE >

- 1270 days ago
Ja Rule Pleads Guilty, Will Serve Jail Time

Ja Rule Pleads Guilty, Will Serve Jail Time

Rapper Ja Rule pled guilty to a felony weapons charge in New York today -- and the judge guaranteed he will be sentenced to two years in jail. The charge, attempted criminal possession of a… READ MORE >

- 1356 days ago
Ja Rule: Hey Plaxico, Fancy Meeting You Here

Ja Rule: Hey Plaxico, Fancy Meeting You Here

It must be celebrity gun day in NYC court today -- Ja Rule just strutted into court, minutes after Plaxico Burress walked in -- and both are there on weapons charges.Ja was arrested in July '07… READ MORE >

- 1978 days ago
Ja Rule: I Don't Care About Gay Marriage

Ja Rule: I Don't Care About Gay Marriage

After showing his true colors in Complex magazine by doing his best Isaiah Washington impression and rattling off homophobic comments, failed rapper Ja Rule is trying to change his tune --… READ MORE >

- 2530 days ago
Ja Rule, Interrupted

Ja Rule, Interrupted

A TMZ camera spotted footmouthed rapper Ja Rule outside of Ritual, where he orated about the Jena Six petition -- until a loudmouthed parking lot louse interrupted.… READ MORE >

- 2536 days ago
Ja Rule the New Pee Diddy

Ja Rule the New Pee Diddy

The "where the hell has that guy been" rapper, Ja Rule, was clubbin' in Hollywood last night, and made his exit by going "number one" outside of Les Deux. Tres… READ MORE >

- 2537 days ago
GLAAD to Ja Rule -- You Da Problem, Homey!

GLAAD to Ja Rule -- You Da Problem, Homey!

Rapper Ja Rule recently made the following asinine statement in Complex Magazine about what he thinks is really causing the downfall of society, "...lets talk about all these f***ing shows that… READ MORE >

- 2542 days ago
Ja Rule: Las Vegas Hype Man

Ja Rule: Las Vegas Hype Man

How do you go from being a platinum-selling rapper to being an incoherent hype man? Easy. Just have a look at Ja Rule's alleged performance at PURE Nightclub in Las Vegas over the weekend. What… READ MORE >

- 2560 days ago
Partiers Who Got Screwed

Partiers Who Got Screwed

On the first day of March, TMZ would like to take a moment away from Anna Nicole's body, Britney's rehab and Paris Hilton's driving, to focus on something completely different -- leap year baby… READ MORE >

- 2739 days ago

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