Ja Rule is out of prison and looking forward to another movie he stars in which premieres this Friday, Oct. 18. He was interviewed in two parts by Kevin Frazier, co-host of the entertainment program omg!Insider yesterday and today.
Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, is 37 and a Hollis Queens, New York native. He is known to be a rapper, singer and actor. He is best known for the movie “The Fast and the Furious (2001)” and in making songs with singer Ashanti and the cut/video of “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” with Jennifer Lopez.
In 2007 Ja Rule’s troubles began when he was arrested for gun and drug possession along with Lil Wayne. In 2011 he again went to prison on tax evasion, supposedly owing $3 million dollars. He served a 28-month sentence and was released in May.
He told Frazier that “you have to be what those walls entail or you don’t make it.” He stated that the tax evasion charge was “actually not paying but filing.”
Rule said that prison was “a humbling experience” and realized “how important his family is” while keeping a close eye on hip-hop. He expressed that the time away from his family was “especially hard for my daughter” with hope he would be able to attend her graduation. Luckily, he was released in time to attend.
Ja Rule’s latest flick “I’m in Love with a Church Girl” also stars Adrienne Bailon, Stephen Baldwin and T-Bone. Rule plays the character of Miles Montego. According to Wikipedia, Rule’s real son will play the younger Miles.
Miriam Carey laid to rest
Miriam Carey was 34 years old when she was killed by Washington, D.C. police officers on Oct. 3 after she rammed into a White House barricade and afterwards led law enforcement on a high-speed chase. She was shot several times and her child, a one-year-old, was in the vehicle during the tragedy. Carey was not armed. The story reached national attention.
A vigil was given to Carey on Monday and her funeral was yesterday in Brooklyn, New York. The child is in custody with the father at this time.
According to news sources, Carey had possible mental health issues and was suffering from depression. Local broadcast Washington, D.C. station WJLA reported this –
Last December, Carey's then-boyfriend, the father of her daughter Erika, told Stamford, Conn., police that he was afraid for the baby's safety.
Carey apparently believed President Obama had placed her on lockdown and put her home under electronic surveillance.
Carey's mother, Idella Carey, told ABC News on Thursday night (Oct. 4) that her daughter began suffering from post-partum depression after giving birth to her daughter, Erica, last August.
"A few months later, she got sick," she said. "She was depressed. ... She was hospitalized."
Idella Carey said her daughter had "no history of violence" and she didn't know why she was in Washington on Thursday. She said she thought Carey was taking Erica to a doctor's appointment in Connecticut.
More on Miriam Carey’s funeral is below.