Early/Mid 2001: Rule 3:36 was certified 3x platinum. Ja Rule was featured in the film The Fast and the Furious. That same year, Ja, along with other artists, was charged for using indecent language while performing in Jamaica.
Late 2001: JaRule released his third studio album, Pain Is Love, which topped the Billboard 200 Album chart and sold more than 360,000 copies in its first week in the U.S. The rapper ended the year at the top of Billboard’s Year-End Charts as the Top Hot 100 Artist – Male.