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Ja Rule Will Go To Prison In June In NYC Gun Case

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Rapper Ja Rule (credit: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Rapper Ja Rule (credit: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Ja Rule is set to go to prison in June in a New York City gun case.

On Wednesday, a judge set a June 8 date for the platinum-selling rapper-actor’s sentencing. Ja Rule’s lawyer said the star would spend the intervening months finishing a new album, “Renaissance Project,” and taking care of tax matters.

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The 35-year-old performer pleaded guilty in December to attempted weapon possession. He agreed to a two-year prison term.

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Police say they found a loaded gun in a rear door of his luxury sports car when it was stopped for speeding after a July 2007 concert.

Ja Rule was nominated for a 2002 best rap album Grammy Award for “Pain is Love.” His movie credits include 2001’s “The Fast and the Furious” and 2003’s “Scary Movie 3.”

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