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Rapper Ja Rule due to go to prison in New York gun case

The Associated Press, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 9:08pm (PDT)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rapper Ja Rule is set to go to prison almost four years after he was charged with having a loaded gun in his luxury sports car as he left a New York City concert.

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The platinum-selling rapper-actor is to be sentenced Wednesday to two years behind bars. He pleaded guilty in December to attempted criminal weapon possession.

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He said on "Good Day New York" Monday that "laws are laws," and he's been trying to prepare himself mentally for prison. The show airs on New York's Fox 5 TV station.

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Ja Rule was nominated for a 2002 Best Rap Album Grammy Award for "Pain is Love." His movie credits include 2001's "The Fast and the Furious" and 2003's "Scary Movie 3."

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