Thursday, March 24, 2011
Ja Rule, as seen above with Utah DJ (who was having a bad hair day), might be taking some 'time off'. He is facing up to 5 years in prison for weapons possession and tax evasion.
"On Tuesday, the rapper born Jeffrey Atkins pleaded guilty in a New Jersey Federal Court to two counts of tax evasion, each carrying a maximum one-year sentence.
Agreeing to fork over $1.1 million in back taxes and penalties, the rapper is currently free on $500,000 bail pending sentencing June 13. A week before that, he's scheduled to report to jail to begin serving a three-year sentence for a weapons possession conviction stemming from a 2007 arrest.
According to court reports, the rapper had failed to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008, despite significant revenues from royalty and touring. 2004 was the last year the formerly multiplatinum recording artist had an album of new material in stores. That year's "R.U.L.E." managed to go gold, an impressive feat in today's attenuated record industry, but a minor blip in that more robust era."
- LA Times
Don't worry though, I got a haircut and threw away those glasses. OH and Ja Rule will be fine too.