The time has finally come, Ja Rule has been released from prison! TMZ reports that the rapper was released from prison today after serving out his sentences for attempted illegal gun possession and tax evasion.

The rapper was sentenced to 2 years in 2010 when he pled guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon — stemming from a 2007 incident in which cops found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his sports car. He turned himself in to authorities in June 2011.

In July 2011, Ja Rule was also sentenced to 28 months behind bars for tax evasion, after failing to pay taxes on more than $3 million in earnings from 2004-2006. He served the tax evasion sentence concurrently with his gun possession sentence.

He was originally set to be released in July but got out early.

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