U.S. rapper was released from prison on Tuesday after serving about two years on gun and tax evasion charges, a spokesman for the said.
Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, was released from in Ray Brook, New York, and will be under house arrest until July 28, a spokesman for the "Always on Time" rapper said.
Ja Rule, 37, pleaded guilty in 2011 to failing to file tax returns over a five year period and attempted criminal possession of a weapon in 2010.
He was sentenced to 28 months in prison after failing to pay $1.1 million in taxes between 2004 and 2008, prosecutors said.
The rapper was also sentenced to two years in prison for possessing a semi-automatic handgun, which police found hidden in his car following a 2007 concert in New York.
He was able served both sentences concurrently.
Ja Rule scored No. 1 albums with 2000's "Rule 3:36" and 2001's "Pain Is Love," which also garnered a Grammy nomination.
The rapper is best known for his collaborations with Jennifer Lopez, "I'm Real" and "Ain't It Funny," which both topped the U.S. Billboard song chart in 2001.