After it was decided his previous court date would be moved to Wednesday, March 9, 2011, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers ruled that Ja Rule will not have to report for sentencing until June 8. Ja—real name Jeffrey Atkins—was sentenced to two years for weapons possession stemming from a 2007 incident. According to Ja’s attorney, Stacey Richman, a few personal matters need to be handled before going behind bars.
“We want to finish the album, and there’s also a tax issue,” Richman told the New York Post. “Somebody, an accountant, had filed an incorrect form, and this is to correct what was done in the past.”
As previously reported, Ja Rule is working on the sequel album, Pain Is Love 2. As of April 2002, the original Pain Is Love has been certified as a triple-platinum selling album.