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.
What Happened To Ja Rule And Ashanti?
Ja Rule and Ashanti were rumored to be dating in the early 2000s after they collaborated on the “Mesmerize”, “Always on Time”, and “What’s Luv.” tracks.
However, in a recent interview with Fat Joe on IG Live Ashanti squashed the rumors stating that they had strong professional chemistry and that they never had a romantic relationship.
What Year Did Ja Rule Die?
Ja Rule is not dead. He is alive and planning on a musical Tour with Ashanti.