Jeffery Arkins Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Dec, 2015
Facts of Jeffery Arkins
Date of Birth: 1976 , February-29
Age: 44 years old
Name Jeffery Arkins
Nick Name Ja Rule
Nationality Ameriacan
Birth Place/City Queens, New York City, New York
Ethnicity Black
Profession Rapper
Net Worth $5 million
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 72 KG
Married Yes
Married to Aisha Atkins (m. 2001)
Education N/A
TV Show Black in the 80s
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Jeffery Arkins is an American singer, rapper and actor known best by his stage name Ja Rule. Born on Hollis, Queens on February 29, 1976, he has been involved in a lot of controversies with top musicians and is also himself a recognized artist.

Arkins was born in the New York City and was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. He grew up with his grandparents and mother and attended the Public School 134 in his birthplace. Owing to many fights in his schools owing to his small size, he was shifted to the Middle School 172. On February 2012, he earned his GED. His debut as a singer was on the year 1999 where he sang a single entitled Holla Holla of the album Venni Vetti Vecci. Starting from 199 and up until 2005, Ja Rule made it to the top 20 in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart of the U.S. His hit songs included I’m Real and Ain’t it Funny with Jennifer Lopez, Between Me and You with Christina Milan which were both on the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Always on Time and Mesmerize with Ashanti made it to the Grammy nominations and his song Wonderful with R.Kelly too was a huge hit.

The Inc. Records signed Ja Rule on 2000 after which his songs have earned Grammy nominations for four songs, two top US Billboard 200 albums and six top ten albums. Not only has a singer, Ja rule also been established as an actor. His debut film role was Turn it Up after which he appeared also in The Fast and the Furious. Other film credits include acting in Back in the Day, Half Past Dead, The Cookout, Assault on Precinct 13 and I’m in Love with a Church Girl. He has also been involved in various business ventures as of lately.

As far as his personal life is concerned, there is no information about him having an extra-affair out of his marriage with Aisha Murray. The couple married on April 2001 and has children Brittany, Jeffery Jr. and Jordan. There have not been any news about him having a girlfriend out of his marriage and neither is the couple likely to divorce. Ja Rule has been involved however in rumors of the other kind which involves feuds with musicians like 50 Cent and Eminem. The on and off song fights with these musicians have made Ja Rule constantly surrounded by controversies.  He has been arrested for several occasions such as punching a man, owning a gun, shooting feuds, suspended license, possession of marijuana, possession of drugs, evasion of tax and many other such affairs.

Regardless of the feuds and rumors he has been involved in, Jeffery Arkins does his job best, i.e. he makes good music which is liked by his audience. His skills have made him accumulate a net worth of 5 million dollars and this amount is set to increase as his music and his fan following expands

 

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