News: Ja Rule Expects Protective Custody, "They Don't Put Guys Like Me In General" [Video]
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 6:25PM
Less than 48 hours before beginning a two-year jail sentence for a gun conviction, rapper Ja Rule opened up about what he expects his experience will be like and what regrets he holds.
Assuming he will likely be placed in protective custody due to his celebrity, Rule said the only regret he holds is his children temporarily not having a father.
"No, no, no," Rule said when asked if he is afraid to begin his two-year jail sentence. "They don't put guys like me in general custody. [Will I be in protective custody?] Probably. Most likely. More than likely. I try not to regret anything that I do in life because you go through life and you do things and you man up to them and own them. If you said it, you should mean it. If you do it, you should admit it. I don't like to regret anything. I just like to say I live and I learn. I got three kids. If there's anything that I regret, I regret that. They have to go through this with me and I'm not gonna be there for them." ("Good Day New York")
Despite getting ready to begin a speculated two-year jail sentence next month for a gun conviction, Rule has already drawn out post-release plans.
"My '40 Days/40 Nights Around the World' tour is being set up right now," Rule exclusively tells Rap-Up.com. "I want the bus to come straight to the prison and take me to my first show. Put my family on the bus, have them come to the first few cities, send them back home, and let me keep going. It'll be international; 40 cities in 40 nights. I'll be so fresh and ready to go." (Rap-Up)
Earlier this year, Rule talked about completing two projects before heading to the slammer.
"We in Miami doing it, putting the finishing touches on the [Renaissance] project," Rule said in an interview. "Finishing that up and we're getting started on [Pain Is Love 2]. Yeah, Pain Is Love 2. Yeah, it's about to go down. The Renaissance Project, it's got a real soulful vibe, a real music vibe. It's rider music. When you listen to the album, it'll put you in a different zone -- I dealt with the women on the album, you know, different than what you're used to. It's kind of like grown-up conversation. When you're young and you're making records towards the ladies, sometimes they can be rather derogatory. 'B*tch, h*e this, B*tch, that.' So you know, with some of the records on this album, they're more on an intellectual level when I'm talking to the ladies. It's more of a relationship that we've been in for a long time that we know how to talk to each other verbally..." (Rule York)
Rule had his sentencing moved to tomorrow, June 8th, in light of a financial matter he needed to clear up earlier this year.
Ja Rule is set to go to prison in June in a New York City gun case. On Wednesday, a judge set a June 8 date for the platinum-selling rapper-actor's sentencing. His lawyer says he'll spend the intervening months finishing a new album, "Renaissance Project," and taking care of tax matters. The 35-year-old performer pleaded guilty in December to attempted weapon possession. He agreed to a two-year prison term. (Wall Street Journal)
Check out Ja Rule's interview down below: