Ja Rule, whose given name is Jeffrey Atkins, earned the money between 2004 and 2006. As part of his plea deal, the government will dismiss two counts of unpaid taxes against the sometimes-actor, which includes $1 million he earned in 2007 and 2008.
The Grammy nominated singer, who also appeared in The Fast and the Furious and Scary Movie 3, is expected to return to court on June 13 for sentencing. He faces up to three years in prison and $300,000 in fines.
Less than a week before his sentencing, Atkins will report to prison in New York to serve a two-year sentence on an attempted criminal possession of a weapon charge from December.