Rapper Ja Rule has begun his two-year prison sentence.
The Always On Time hitmaker, real name Jeffrey Atkins, was convicted on weapons possession charges, stemming from a 2007 arrest in New York, last year. He was sentenced in March (11).
He spent his last day as a free man at the movies with his family before hitting the studio to put the finishing touches to his upcoming album Pain is Love 2 (Pil2).
He turned himself in to authorities in the Big Apple on Wednesday (08Jun11), when he was processed and escorted to a local prison.
According to Tmz.com, Ja Rule bid farewell to his friends and family by saying, "Real life is a fantasy, f**k fame... I'm ready for this to get over with. I am focused."