Ja Rule is currently in jail, serving a 28-month sentence for tax evasion on earnings made from 2004 to 2006. He was also serving a sentence for a weapons charge at the time.
Despite his being locked up, he was able to release his first new studio album in eight years in February 2012. The album debuted at number 197 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 3,200 copies in its first week.
Ja Rule was also the subject of a recent internet death hoax in March 2012.