The American rapper and actor Ja Rule known privately as Jeffrey Bruce Atkins was born on 29 February 1976 in New York City.
His maternal grandparents raised Atkins due to the nature of his mother’s work which kept her away for a majority of the time.
His grandparents raised him as a Jehovah’s Witness but he left the religion at the age of 12 and hit the streets dealing drugs.
Jeffrey began his music career in 1994 as a member of the hip-hop group Cash Money Click alongside Chris Black and O-1.
His first solo appearance was made on Mic Geronimi’s “Time to Build” alongside Jay-Z and DMX who were just starting out too.
His debut album Venni Vetti Vecci was released in 1999 and had its lead single as “Holla Holla” while his first film appearance was, in “Turn It Up”.
In 2012, Ja Rule was sentenced to a two-year prison term for gun possession and tax evasion. He was released from prison on May 7, 2013.
Ja Rule Family: Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings
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Ja Rule Wife
Ja Rule is married to Aisha Atkins, his High School sweetheart. They have been married since 2001 and are still going strong after 21 years of marriage.
Ja Rule Children
Three children have been born to Ja Rule. They are Britney Atkins his oldest child and only daughter, Jeffrey Atkins Jr. his second child and oldest son, and Jordan Atkins.
Ja Rule Parents
Ja Rule was born to William Jeffrey Atkins and Debra Atkins in Queens, New York City.
Ja Rule Siblings
Ja Rule’s only sibling, Kristen, died in her mother’s womb. That means that Ja Rule presently has no siblings.