Ja Rule heads to prison for New York gun conviction

ja-rule-jail-gi.jpg Ja Rule is headed to prison Wednesday (June 8) afternoon, six months after he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

In 2007, the 35-year-old rapper was arrested after police stopped him for speeding and found a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun in his Maybach luxury sedan.

On Tuesday, he tweeted a goodbye to his fans, writing that he planned to spend a few of his last hours of freedom seeing the new "X Men: First Class" movie with his family.

My last day out chillin wit the Fam and the kids at the movies Xmen let's gooooo!!!less than a minute ago via TwitBird Favorite Retweet Reply

The rapper, real name Jeffrey Atkins, is also leaving fans with a brand new album, "Pain is Love 2," according to the Huffington Post.
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