Ja Rule might have better lawyers than any other criminally minded rapper.
Rapper Ja Rule — who pleaded guilty to attempted gun possession and agreed to a two-year prison term back in December — now doesn’t have to turn himself in until June 8, a judge decided this morning.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers agreed to extend the rapper’s “furlough” to a total seven months over objections by assistant district attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon.
The extra time will allow the 34-year-old performer to settle a lingering federal tax matter and finish his latest album, said his lawyer, Stacey Richman.
Ja Rule — caught with a loaded, unlicensed gun back in July, 2007 — left court smiling broadly.
“We want to finish the album, and there’s also a tax issue,” said Richman. “Somebody, an accountant, had filed an incorrect form, and this is to correct what was done in the past,” she said.
So much for that theory that the New York court system likes to teach rappers a lesson.