The wife of rapper Ja Rule, Aisha Atkins, has decided to speak out against rumors claiming that her husband left his family in a bit of a financial bind after beginning his prison sentence last week.

Atkins spoke exclusively with TMZ and revealed that she and her family are doing just fine financially.

“He did leave us well off. All of the rumors about Ja being broke are far from true,” Atkins explained. “Ja made sure…that me and my kids wouldn’t need anything as far as income goes. He planned well before he went in.”

Atkins went on to stress the fact that Ja Rule would never leave his family without making sure they’re okay.

“We won’t be bad…even for a little bit — that was Ja’s first priority as a man who makes sure family comes first,” said Atkins.

Ja Rule began his two-year prison sentence on Wednesday, June 8. The two-year sentence stems from a 2007 incident in which Ja Rule was caught with a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his car.

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