Is Ja Rule dead or alive as of late Saturday night? A recent round of death rumors involving the rapper's demise have hit the internet, leaving fans wondering if he has perished.
The good news for fans of 36-year-old Jeffery Atkins aka "Ja Rule," is that he is still alive as of this report. According to Gossip Cop, the rap star is the latest unfortunate victim of an online death hoax. The prank was perpetuated by Global Associated News with a statement reading:
"Musician Ja Rule died while on a personal vacation in Turks and Caicos early this morning from injuries sustained in a Jet-Ski accident Â– March 31, 2012.
Preliminary reports from Turks and Caicos Police officials indicate that the musician struck a concrete boat slip in a marina on Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands."
Ja Rule has been incarcerated for several months serving a prison term for a weapons charge. He was given additional time to serve since he failed to file tax returns. His latest album, "Pain is Love 2" was released on February 28, 2012 and went as high as #21 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart.
As noted by Gossip Cop, this same exact fake death story was used to report fake deaths for rapper J. Cole and actor Scott Baio back in December of 2011. So basically whoever's trying to fool people isn't using the most creative or original ideas! The bottom line is that Ja Rule's not dead, but still alive and ready to make more music as soon as possible!
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