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Ja Rule Getting Ready to Serve Two-Year Prison Sentence

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By Josephine Vivaldo, Christian Post Reporter
May 31, 2011|9:48 am

Lead actor of “I’m in Love with a Church Girl” Ja Rule is getting ready to serve a two-year sentence for weapons possessions.

In a recent interview, the 35-year-old revealed that before preparing to serve his sentence he will end his Twitter feud with rapper 50 Cent.

He told The Life Files, "I just want to put it out to the world before I go in. It's funny because, I'm about to go to jail, and my main concern is to make sure that I get this album done and out there for the fans."

"I was a little ashamed of myself to be even involved with that. Because I'm like, yo, I'm 35 years old and I'm on Twitter beef? That's not something I want to entertain, but I'm a man first, so I'm reading (expletive) like him sending Tweets and little things about me."

Late last year, Ja Rule was cast in the faith-based film “I’m in Love with a Church Girl,” which chronicled the life of an ex-convict turned pastor. Pastor Galley Molina, shared his story on screen of how he was at the top of a major drug trafficking ring in the mid-1990s and turned to faith later.

The movie also co-stars Adrienne Bailon, Stephen Baldwin and TobyMac.

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Molina shared with The Christian Post last year that during the filming “Ja Rule has been ministered to. He's a dear friend. We've been praying for him a lot. He's been open; he's been so [receptive] to the word.”

The exact release date for the movie has not been announced. It is expected to be out this year.

Ja Rule is also set to feature in the original music inspired by the film, with artists such as Israel Houghton, Mary Mary, New Breed, TobyMac, Fred Hammond, India Arie, Beckah Shae, Anthony Hamilton, Third Day, Adrienne Bailon, T-Bone and others.

Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, is scheduled to begin his sentence on June 8, a day after his new album releases. He was convicted in December for having a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun in his sports car in July 2007 after a concert.

According to The Associated Press, he is also scheduled to be sentenced on June 13 for tax evasion charges. He could face up to one year in prison and $100,000 in fines on each count.

 

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