Grammy nominated rapper Ja Rule is expected to be sent to state prison for two years when he's sentenced Wednesday morning.

The platinum-selling rapper whose real name is Jeff Atkins, pleaded guilty in December to having a loaded gun in his luxury sports car as he left a concert in Manhattan.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers' sentencing comes four years after prosecutors charged him with attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

During an interview on Fox 5's Good Day New York, Monday, Atkins said he'd begun mentally preparing himself for prison.