Rapper and actor Ja Rule—who infamously said that MTV was "promoting homosexuality" and "f---ing up America"—pleads guilty in New York to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and faces prison time, reports AP.
The case stems from a July 2007 stop of his luxury sports car. The rapper said "this isn't a good day" and declined to discuss the case as he left a Manhattan court. Police say they found a loaded semiautomatic gun in a rear door of the $250,000-plus car after it was stopped for speeding. In court Monday, Ja Rule was promised a two-year prison sentence. He's free until sentencing, on a date yet to be set. He's due in court Feb. 9 for an update.
Ja Rule's Pain is Love was nominated for a best rap album Grammy Award in 2002. The 34-year-old rapper--born Jeffrey Atkins--also has appeared in movies, including the 2001 film "The Fast and the Furious."
In September 2007, Ja Rule launched into a profanity-laced homophobic rant against upcoming congressional hearings on violence in hip-hop and the entertainment industry. "Calling a woman a bitch or a hoe on my rap songs ... is not at issue," said the rapper, father and husband. "Lets talk about all these fucking shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can't watch this shit. Dating shows that's showing two guys or two girls in mid-afternoon. Let's talk about shit like that! If that's not fucking up America, I don't know what is."
So says the gun-toting father concerned about "family values" ... who is now headed to prison. Charming.