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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 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 >

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 >

- 1878 days ago
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 >

- 1881 days ago
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 >

- 1968 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 >

- 2055 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 >

- 2677 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 >

- 3228 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. The squawker yelled at the paps… READ MORE >

- 3234 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 Bien!If seeing the tiny rapper run… READ MORE >

- 3235 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 >

- 3240 days ago

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