Ja Rule Gets A Prison Release Date

By Rob Markman

Ja Rule may have been sentenced to a two-year prison sentence, but it looks like the Queens, New York rap vet may be coming home soon. The “Put It on Me” MC messaged on his Rule York site that he is scheduled for release on February 21, 2013.

Rule’s stint behind bars stems from his July 2007 gun arrest where police found a loaded semi-automatic .40 caliber handgun in the backseat of the rapper’s Maybach. Coincidentally (or maybe not so coincidentally) Ja’s arrest occurred on the very same night that Lil Wayne was cuffed and hit with a gun charge after his first major show in New York City.

The Murder Inc. spitter turned himself in on June 8, 2011 and will be eligible for release in early 2013. Before turning himself in the multiplatinum rapper spoke about the effect that his incarceration will have on his family, specifically his children. “My daughter, she’s 15 right now,” Ja explained to “RapFix Live” when he appeared in 2011. “These are her last couple of years. She’s about to graduate from high school, and she’s going to college. She needs her father. My boys really need me right now too, as well as my wife. They need Daddy, and Daddy f—ed up.”