Rapper Ja Rule is serving two years for gun possession but according to him it’s not all a bad thing. Ja Rule found a new group of impressive friends to hang out with behind bars, the kind of people he would not have been privy to on the streets of NYC.
The Queens-raised rap star says disgraced pol Alan Hevesi and corporate greed poster-boy Dennis Kozlowski took him under their wings. Kozlowski gave him stock tips. Hevesi discussed the perennial impasse in Albany. They watched Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert together.
“Outside, you don’t meet guys like this every day. This place is amazing,” Ja Rule told the Daily News during an exclusive interview at Mid-State Correctional Facility in upstate Oneida, N.Y. The rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, has been in prison since June for gun possession and tax evasion.