Rapper Ja Rule may be a free man, but he can't seem to escape the buzz of the celebrity rumor mill.

The 37-year-old singer was released from jail this past May after serving a total of 23 months in two sentences for illegal gun possession and tax evasion, and when he got out he stepped right into some fresh tabloid dirt — a rumor that he was leaving his wife, Aisha Atkins, for his prison cellmate!

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Earlier this week the rapper took to Instagram to quash the rumors and put the haters in their place. "Ok I guess I have to address the idiots these rumors are FALSE LIES made up by some non mf factor website CLOWNS lmao," he wrote on December 3.

A few days later Ja Rule — who released his first single since 2011 this past September, "Fresh Out Da Pen" — followed up with another tweet, this time along with a picture of him smooching Aisha while they both flip the bird. Simple, yet effective. "Sorry to disappoint all the haters who want the rumors to be true so bad lol. Merry Xmas stupid love Mick&Mal.Lmao," he posted.

Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, has been married to Aisha since 2001 and they have three children.

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