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He’s Free! Ja Rule Released From Prison

Welcome home, Ja Rule. You were missed! A quick catch-up: This is Kendrick Lamar; Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are having a baby; and Ashanti is definitely available for a comeback collaboration. 

Despite his two-year sentence for both criminal possession of a weapon and tax evasion, Ja Rule (a.k.a. Jeffrey Atkins) left prison today — a few months earlier than his expected July release date. According to TMZ, "his wife picked him up around 10AM and drove him straight home, where he'll remain on home confinement until July 28th." BFF and rapper N.O.R.E. confirmed, tweeting a congratulatory welcome-home message: 

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