Ja Rule Watched Every Knicks Game While Locked Up
Rapper Ja Rule was one of the most successful artists in the early 2000s. His catchy radio-friendly singles gave him great success, but things turned sour for the Murder Inc. Rapper when he was booked on a gun charge and did two years in prison.
Fortunately for him, he was in PC (Protective Custody) because of his celebrity status. This afforded him some luxuries, like more access to television. While locked up, the Queens native was able to take in all of the Knicks games which he watched with convicted New York State comptroller, Alan Hevesi who was locked up on corruption charges.
In an interview with Complex, he tells about supporting his Knickerbockers behind bars.
Reports said you had friends up there—other celebrities that were in PC with you.
Absolutely. I was there with [former Tyco International CEO] Dennis Kozlowski, [former New York state comptroller]Alan Hevesi, Larry Salander, the art tycoon. They were all good guys. Me and Alan, he’s a Knicks fan like me, so we watched a lot of Knicks together, never missed a game. We talked politics. The election was going on while I was locked up, Obama and Romney so we would talk a lot about that. Hevesi is a Democrat so we were on the same side [Laughs].