Reports say that Ja Rule‘s jail sentence has been pushed back. According to The New York Post, yesterday (March 9th), the rapper was given a delayed sentence so that he could finish his upcoming album and ease his IRS woes. Ja Rule appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court, where a judge obliged the rapper’s request to push back his surrender date to June 8th.
Ja’s lawyer Stacy Richman told the newspaper, “We want to finish the album, and there’s also a tax issue. Somebody, an accountant, had filed an incorrect form, and this is to correct what was done in the past.”
Last year Ja Rule pleaded guilty to a July 2007 gun possession charge and was sentenced to two years in prison.
In addition to working on his album Renaissance Project, he had recently finished filming a movie and is in a process of a reality show.