Despite being in prison, Ja Rule has decided he will continue to keep contact with his fans on the outside. For five months, the one-time superstar rapper has been behind bars, serving time for a gun charge he picked up in 2007. Serving a two-year sentence, Ja Rule began pondering his sentence after watching one of his neighbors.
In the cell next to Ja Rule’s there is an eighteen year old who attempted suicide. The eighteen year old’s attempt on his own life prompted Ja Rule to write a journal entry. Throughout Ja Rule’s own life, the one thing to remain constant has been writing.
Read the entire journal entry below:
Today I can truly say Iâ€™ve been through it all.
A young kid comes in today they put him in the 18 cell right next to mine he looked kinda depressed coming in but nothing out of the ordinary a few hours go past and all of a sudden I hear someone choking heâ€™s trying to kill his self. We all heard it everyone runs to their cell doors and start kicking,banging, calling the COâ€™s.
Now Iâ€™ve seen a person get shot and Iâ€™ve even seen someone die from a drug overdose but this was different this was suicide. It was like I can hear the life leaving his body the COâ€™s rush in the cell they saved him. I didnâ€™t even think some shit like this was possible in these cells. He tied his bed sheet to a pole thatâ€™s attached to a sink which is about 3 feet off the ground made some sort of nooseÂ wrapped it around his neck then threw himself forward into a boston crab carmel clutch type position.
I never understood why a person would wanna kill themselves life is love & love is living itâ€™s gods most precious gift. After they brought him back to his cell in the suicide suit he cried for hours we tried to console him telling him itâ€™s never that bad to wanna kill yourself.
Turns out he just turned 18 and got his girl friend who is only 16 and her parents pressed charges and now heâ€™s locked up on sex offender charges. He was in school for graphic arts to learn how to make video games. Itâ€™s sad cause heâ€™s still a kid himself a good kid at that and now heâ€™ll be foreverlabeled rapist or sex offender when really heâ€™s probably just a kid in love.
Wow itâ€™s crazy how 2 years can be so close but yet so far when your 18 & 16 it seems far because heâ€™s now an adult and sheâ€™s still a teen, but when your 10 & 12 itâ€™s cute and innocent and when your 18 & 20 nobody gives a fuck. It makes me think about Britt and her starting to date Iâ€™m not gonna lie at 18 & 16 Iâ€™d be at a cross road to but to ruin a young mans life & stain his future is not rite.
At 18 your legally an adult but your really still just a kid I remember when I was 18 I thought I knew everything about life & living as I look back now as a 35 year old man I realize I didnâ€™t know shit LOL and Iâ€™m still learning & growing as a man. 2 years thatâ€™s what separates me from my family rite now and I look at it as short time but yet when Ish told me that Brittâ€™s acting partner was 17 I almost had a fit even tho sheâ€™ll be 16 soon Iâ€™m sure heâ€™ll be 18 soon and BAM there it is crossroad LOL.
Itâ€™s funny how God puts situations in front of you so you can see it clearly. I trust Britt I know me & Ish raised her well besides she hates Kids LOL. But I also know the intentions of a young man I got my eyes on you lil homie Donâ€™t make me come back to this motherfucker!