TV Guide – Rapper Ja Rule pleaded guilty Tuesday for failing to pay taxes on more than $3 million in income, The Associated Press reports.
Ja Rule, whose given name is Jeffrey Atkins, earned the money between 2004 and 2006. As part of his plea deal, the government will dismiss two counts of unpaid taxes against the sometimes-actor, which includes $1 million he earned in 2007 and 2008.
The Grammy nominated singer, who also appeared in The Fast and the Furious and Scary Movie 3, is expected to return to court on June 13 for sentencing. He faces up to three years in prison and $300,000 in fines.
Less than a week before his sentencing, Atkins will report to prison in New York to serve a two-year sentence on an attempted criminal possession of a weapon charge from December.
Oh how the mighty have fallen.. wait does that saying even apply here? Was Ja Rule ever considered “mighty”? I think he was just considered grimy, but that’s me, what do I know.
Shit like this boggles my mind. How do you not pay your taxes? I know its a pain in the ass to do, but when you stack chips like he did, just hire someone to do it for you. I wonder if he was trying to take the MC Hammer route. Claim bankruptcy, stop paying your taxes, become a minister, make a diss track against one of the best rappers and dance in your video. Only time will tell, but my money is on that.