Ja Rule: 2 Years in Jail? Hey, Just a 'Minor Setback'

Linda Sharps

You've got legal troubles stemming from a 2007 bust when cops found a loaded semiautomatic pistol hidden in your car, and you've just pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony in the second degree. There's a pretty good chance you're going to get two years in prison when you're sentenced next February. What have you got to say for yourself?

If you're Ja Rule (real name Jeffrey Atkins) (more proof for my theory that perennially-busted gangsta rappers are trying to make up for their uncool given name) (see also: 50 Cent/Curtis James), you take to Twitter and post the following:

"Minor setback for a major comeback."

When Ja Rule (JEFFREY) pleaded guilty today in a Manhattan courtroom, Justice Richard Carruthers told him, "Because of your guilty plea here today, you'll have a record of having committed a violent felony. This is a very serious matter."

Obviously not THAT serious, Mr. Justice Guy. We've got a major comeback in the works here. Which seems ... a bit unlikely, since Ja Rule (JEFF!) hasn't released a full length album since 2004, but who knows. Maybe prison will spark his creativity.

Or maybe he's got more legal finagling in the works. The plea deal that he cut already lowered his sentence from 7 years to 16 months or so, and lord knows we can't seem to keep celebrities in jail these days.

Who wants to bet Ja Jeffy is out on good behavior in less than a year? Then releases a hit single about doing some hardass time, man.

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