Posted on December 13, 2010

He’s not making music, but he’s managed to get in the news….for some though….

Ja Rule is headed to prison for two years after pleading guilty today to driving with a loaded gun after a 2007 concert.

“This isn’t a good day, fellas,” he said grimly as he left Supreme Court.

The plea to attempted weapon possession in the second degree, a violent felony, came just before his trial was scheduled to start.

Ja Rule, 34, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, was busted with a loaded .40-caliber Taurus pistol inside his Maybach as he and two pals left the Beacon Theater on the upper West Side following a & concert in July 2007.

Lil Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, was also arrested for gun possession that night. He took the same plea as Ja Rule but received only one year in jail. He was released from Rikers recently after an eight-month .

He will get a similar prison time to the one accepted by Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who shot himself in the leg inside a night club.

Ja Rule faced 3 1/2 to 15 years in prison had he been convicted for the top charge in trial.

Ja Rule’s road manager, Dennis Cherry, is expected to cop a no-jail plea by the end of the month, a source said. The other man who was arrested in the rapper’s car, driver Mohamed Gamal, has died of cancer.

Ja is due back in court Feb. 9 to schedule a sentencing date. Justice Richard Carruthers instructed him to make his next court and stay out of trouble until he’s sent Upstate for two years to be followed by a year and a half of post-release supervision.

“If you fulfill all of these conditions, I will sentence you as I have indicated,” the judge told him.

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