Ja Rule has a net worth of $4 million as a rapper, singer, and actor in the United States. “Between Me and You,” “I’m Real,” and “Always on Time” are among his tracks that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
Ja Rule Bio, Age & Net worth
Ja Rule was born Jeffrey Bruce Atkins on February 29, 1976, in Queens, New York. Debra and William Atkins reared him in the Hollis neighbourhood.
Ja Rule’s grandparents were Jehovah’s Witnesses, and because his parents were both working, he spent a lot of time with them and began practising the faith as well. At the age of 12, he abandoned his religion and began selling narcotics in Hollis.
Because of his diminutive stature, he got into a lot of conflicts at school. Ja Rule did not finish high school, however he did get his GED in 2012.
Ja Rule Early Career
His career began in 1994 as a member of the Cash Money Click group. Shortly after, he changed his stage name to “Ja Rule.”
The trio self-produced a handful of tracks, including their 1994 debut single “Get Tha Fortune.” They were signed to TVT Records, but due to the arrest and imprisonment of group member Chris Black, they were released from the label and disbanded after only a year.
Ja Rule made his first solo performance on Mic Geronimo’s song “Time to Build,” which also featured Jay-Z and DMX. In 1998, Rule signed with Def Jam and was featured on Jay-hit Z’s “Can I Get A…” Venni Vetti Vecci, his debut album, was published in 1999 and quickly rose to the top of the Billboard 200 chart.
His second and third albums were certified 3x Platinum and charted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts, respectively. On November 19, 2002, he released his fourth album, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and included two hit singles. In 2003 and 2004, he released his fifth and sixth albums.
Ja Rule Personal Life
Ja Rule left Def Jam in 2005 after releasing a sixth studio album and a greatest hits album, and went on vacation until February 2011, when he stated he was working on a new album called “Pain is Love 2.”
It came out a year later, and he was already serving a two-year prison sentence for tax evasion and gun possession at the time. In May of 2013, he was released.
Ja Rule and Gotti founded Murder Inc Records after his release from prison. Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man, his book, was published in 2014. Soon after, he announced his eighth studio album, but it was postponed indefinitely.
In December 2016, Ja Rule performed on The Hamilton Mixtape, rapping Hamilton’s part in Ashanit’s song Helpless. In June 2018, Ashanti stated that she and Ja Rule are working on a new album together.
“Holla Holla,” “Between Me and You,” “I’m Real (Murder Remix),” “Ain’t It Funny,” “Always on Time,” “Mesmerize,” and “Wonderful” are some of Ja Rule’s most popular tracks.
Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian, Ashanti, and R. Kelly are among his collaborators. He is also a well-known actor who has participated in films such as The Fast and the Furious, Scary Movie 3, and The Cookout (2004), in which he co-starred with Queen Latifah.
Ja Rule’s personal life includes his marriage to Aisha Murray. Britney (b. 1995), Jeffrey (b. 2000), and Jordan are the couple’s three children (b. 2005).
Ja Rule has received four Grammy nominations and three Source Awards, as well as one MTV Video Music Award, one World Music Award, one BET Award, one GQ Men of the Year Award, one Teen Choice Award, and one NAACP Image Award.
Legal issues: Rule settled a case out of court after assaulting a man in Toronto in 2003. In 2004, he was arrested for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended licence. He was arrested in 2007 for weapons and narcotics possession.
On weapons and tax evasion allegations, he spent nearly two years in federal prison. He is said to have failed to pay taxes on $3 million in earnings between 2004 and 2006.
Feuds: 50 Cent and G-Unit Records, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Shady Records, Aftermath, Foxy Brown, and Lil’ Mo have all had feuds with Ja Rule.
In 1999, after recording a video shoot in Queens, Ja Rule had a public spat with 50 Cent, who apparently did not enjoy Ja Rule “receiving so much love” from the community in Hollis. In Atlanta, the two collided, and Ja Rule alleges he hit 50 Cent with a baseball bat.
Another altercation took place in New York City, where rapper Black Child, one of Ja Rule’s Murder Inc musicians, stabbed 50 Cent and required stitches. Both rappers declared that their feud has come to an end in May 2011.
Fyre Festival: Ja Rule was a co-organizer of the “Fyre Festival,” a music festival slated to take place on a private island in the Bahamas in late April 2017. The event ended up being a complete fiasco.
Attendees, some of whom had paid hundreds of dollars for their tickets, were trapped on a garbage-strewn gravel lot with little food and only FEMA disaster tents as lodging.
By the time festival attendees arrived on the island, most of the scheduled musical performances had already cancelled due to the weather.
A festival goer filed a $100 million class-action lawsuit against Ja Rule and his event co-founder Billy McFarland on May 1st, 2017.