Ja Rule Became an Expert on Microwave Cuisine in Prison, So Now He’s Writing a Cookbook

Microwave cheesecake, anyone?

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Ja Rule is joining the ranks of 2 Chainz, Coolio and Tony Danza. The rapper is planning to release a microwave cookery book using the skills he learned in prison.

The 37-year-old rapper, who was born Jeffrey Atkins, served almost two years behind bars for tax evasion and attempted criminal possession of a weapon. While he was inside, the food was not to his liking. This dissatisfaction forced him to prepare his own meals using the tools he had on hand, namely, a microwave. “He explained that while behind bars he learned to cook anything and everything in a microwave,” an anonymous insider told the New York Post’s Page Six, claiming that included everything from lasagna to cheesecake.

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Now Ja Rule wants to give back and share those skills with the world. During his appearance on Geoffrey Zakarian’s SiriusXM show, Food Talk, the rapper said he wants to create a cookbook that consists exclusively of microwaveable recipes.  His cooking skills must be excellent, because the 37-year-old multi-platinum recording artist said he put on 30 pounds in jail. That’s a lot of Ramen.

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