Ja Rule was released from prison this week after serving most of a two-year sentence for weapons possession. While the rapper has yet to talk about his future plans, a spokesperson has confirmed he will be in home confinement for the remainder of his sentence for tax evasion. spokesperson, Melanie A. Bonvicino, tells TMZ … “My client Jeffrey Atkins (aka Ja Rule) was released this morning from the Raybrook Correctional Facility in Upstate New York to serve out his federal time obligation due under the terms set forth in accordance with home confinement which were secured by his attorney Stacy Richman,” the rapper’s rep, Melanie A. Bonvicino told TMZ. “At present, he looks forward to spending some time with his family while he completes his memoir.”
Gunplay has apparently been doing a lot of learning as of late. The Maybach Music Group emcee, who was released from house arrest recently, spoke about new perspective in an interview with XXL. ”The industry is so made-up and smoke-and-mirrors,” explained the Def Jam rapper when asked about lessons learned from being signed to a major label. “You just have to be yourself and let them know that you’re not perfect. Because a lot of people aren’t perfect; nobody’s perfect.” ”Niggas fart and shit. [Laughs] I’m that voice–that’s me right there,” he added. “I’ll let the perfect people do what they do. They’re good at it. They’re good at being perfect, they’re good at having their life look spotless to the media. I don’t have that luxury or luck.” Gunplay also discussed advice from his boss, Rick Ross, regarding his house arrest. “‘Man fuck all these n*ggas, man. Fuck ‘em. Get your shit, man. Fuck everybody. Don’t love none of these niggas–do you with a cold heart.’ That was his advice.”
Even though Gunplay is still on house arrest after hisarmed robbery charges, that isn’t keeping the MMG artist from making music. Now, in a recent interview withHipHopWired, the controversial rapper says he has a time frame for his studio debut.
Although he doesn’t have a title or lead single for his impending Def Jam debut, the Texas rapper revealed that fans can expect to hear his LP in the spring of 2013.
“We don’t have [a release date] yet, I know it’s going to be spring, [of] next year,” he promised.
Gunplay also discussed his recent house arrest situation and how he’s learned from his actions. He said that it’s made him weigh the smaller things in life on a more important scale, and that it will ultimately have, “a positive outcome.”
“Hindsight is always 20/20,” he said. “I definitely realized my mistakes and I’m definitely going to learn from them, and learn the values from the little things in life because they can definitely be taken away from you quick. It’s definitely been an unfortunate event, but a positive outcome.”
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