Life’s Not Fair: The Rise & Fall Of Ex-Rap Superstar Ja Rule [Photos]

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A Look Into Ja Rule’s Stunning Fall From Grace

Cookie Monster-voiced Rap-crooner Ja Rule was a Grammy-nominated superstar before a career-ending battle with arch nemesis 50 Cent and eventual prison sentence that turned the multi-platinum hitmaker into Rap’s biggest laughing stock currently struggling to pick up the pieces.

Hit the jump for a complete breakdown of Ja’s rise and steep tumble into irrelevancy.

Remember Ja Rule? 4-time Grammy-nominated superstar who paved the way for mainstream Rap-crooners like Drake before being buried by 50 Cent?

For those who were wondering (all 17 of you), he recently served 2+ years in prison on various gun charges/tax evasion.

Now, he’s BACK. Bigger and, well, just bigger with hopes to regain his Rap stardom (which likely won’t happen).

So disrespectful.

Poor Ja. Still furious all these years later.

“Pain is Love” is Ja’s most commercially successful album with over 3 million sold. “Pain is Love 2” (released after his prison stint) debuted at number 197 on the Billboard 200 with 3,200 copies sold in its first week. Tragic.

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    Remember the straight-to-Redbox movie Ja Rule starred in that you didn’t see?

    Or the book he dropped you didn’t read?

    And then this happened…

    Knowing when to let go and move on is key. Neither Ashanti nor Ja seem to realize that it’s over.

    Sorry Ja…but…it’s a wrap. You had a good run.

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