Rapper Ja Rule pleads guilty on gun charge, faces two years in prison
"Because of your guilty plea here today, you'll have a record of having committed a violent felony. This is a very serious matter," state Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers said in Manhattan.
"This isn't a good day," Ja Rule said as he left the court.
After the rapper's chauffeured, $250,000 Maybach was stopped for speeding after a 2007 concert in Manhattan, police found a loaded .40-caliber semi-automatic gun in a door of the car.
The chauffeured car had a suspended registration and no insurance, said police, who also smelled marijuana at the time of the stop. No drug charges were filed, and a judge threw out the rapper's statement to police that he had "a little bit of weed" in his pocket.
He is due in court Feb. 9 for an update.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Rapper Ja Rule leaves court in New York on Monday. Credit: Seth Wenig / Associated Press