#1 Ja Rule forced to deny leaving wife for prison cell mate
NEW YORK : The marriage of Jeffrey Atkins, better known as Ja Rule, American rapper, actor and singer is finally over. Married to Aisha Murray for over ten years, Ja Rule has finally declared that he is in love with his personal trainer, a man. It may be recalled that Ja Rule was serving a two year prison sentence for a gun charge and was released earlier this year.
On his return to his family, Ja Rule has declared that he would like to spend the rest of his life with his personal trainer, his former cell mate in prison. The identity of this person is not disclosed as yet. She feels that although it took them ten years to build their marriage, it took him only two years to realize that he was bisexual. Aisha, however, hopes that this may be a passing phase, more likely a severe but temporary crush.
Ja Rule, born in Queens in 1976, debuted with Venni Vetti Vecci in 1999 along with its single “Holla Holla”. Between 1999 and 2005 – a span of six years, he recorded several hits that turned out to be among the top 100 U.S. Billboard Hot chart toppers. A duet with Christina Milian called Between Me and You; and Ain’t It Funny that he sang as a duet with Jennifer Lopez, both made it to the US Billboard Hot 100. The 2000 saw Ja Rule earning 4 Grammy nominations also. On the flip side, however, despite his success, his feuds with other well known rappers like Eminem and 50 Cent are well known.
Rapping aside, Ja Rule had also had a stint in acting and has made a name for himself in this sphere. The Fast and Furious was his first screen appearance. The year 2004 saw him appearing in several films like Back in The Day and Half Past Dead with Steven Seagal as his co-star. Ja Rule also acted in films like The Cookout, Assault on Precinct 13 and I’m in Love with a Church Girl. Despite his success as a singer and actor, however, Ja Rule has had his run ins with the law a number of times.
In 2003, he was sued for punching a gentleman in Toronto which ultimately culminated in an out of court settlement. In 2004, he was arrested for the first time for using a suspended license for driving while also possessing marijuana. The second arrest happened in 2007 for drug and gun possession which led to an eight month prison sentence. The year 2010 saw Ja Rule receiving a two-year prison after he pleaded guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm. A 28-month prison sentence followed in 2011 for tax evasion to the tune of $3 million but both sentences were to run concurrently. He served his term at the Metropolitan Detention Center at Brooklyn and was released on 7 May, 2013. Perhaps it’s for time to tell whether Ja Rule’s infatuation with his cell mate is a passing phase or not.