The Ja Rule prison sentence is coming to an end. The rap star is set to leave an upstate prison after he's served most of his two years for illegal gun possession. However, he won't be passing "Go" or collecting $200, as he'll be going straight back to prison.
According to a report on Feb. 21 from Billboard.com, Ja will be taken into federal custody because he owes Ja was sent to prison in Marcy back in June of 2011, and now is getting out at the earliest release date possible. The charge came after NYC police found a loaded .40 caliber semiautomatic in his $250,000 car in 2010. Ja had been stopped for speeding and was pulled over, but the search turned up the gun. The rapper would later plead guilty in 2010.
Now that he's finished serving this sentence, it's time for him to "pay the price" and do his time for another one. He still has time left to serve for a 28-month sentence on a tax evasion charge. He's got an order to pay about $1.1 million in back taxes, which means he needs to get back to business, and recording new music. Other rap stars have "phoned it in" from prison before, so it's always possible he could release something that way, but more than likely, he'll wait until he's free to hit the studio.
Ja Rule, real name Jeffrey Atkins, last released "Pain is Love 2," back on Feb. 26, 2012. The album hit a peak position of #200 on the U.S. Billboard charts, and #21 on the U.S. Rap Album chart. His next anticipated release is entitled "Renaissance Project," which is TBA for its release date, as of this report.