Although he’s set to portray a preacher in a new film, Ja Rule will have to take a break from his acting to spend two years in jail for illegal weapons possession.
As previously reported, Rule, real name Jeffrey Atkins, was ruled against by a federal judge after he asked for a dismissal of on his gun possession case.
The rapper asked for a dismissal claiming that in 2007 police had no right to search his Maybach where they found a loaded .40 caliber pistol and a small amount of marijuana which he confessed to having himself.
While the judge did allow a dismissal on the substance charge, Rule appeared in court Monday where he accepted a plea deal and a mandatory two year prison sentence.
Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers told the rapper this morning,
“Because of your guilty plea here today, you’ll have a record of having committed a violent felony. This is a very serious matter.”
He will report to prison in February.