Ja Rule pled guilty to tax evasion on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The rapper failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million in income he earned between 2004 and 2006. He faces up to three years in prison.

Ja Rule, born Jeffrey Atkins, earned the money while living in Saddle River, an upscale community in New Jersey with his wife and children. He earned as much as $1.59 million in 2005 and $490,000 in 2008. AP reported the government estimated that the rapper owes taxes totaling more than $1.1 million.

Atkins appeared in U.S. District Court in Newark where he answered questions from a U.S. Magistrate and Assistant U.S. Attorney. If plea conditions are met, two counts of unpaid taxes will be dropped. His sentencing is scheduled for June 13.

However, five days before his sentencing in June, Atkins is scheduled to report to prison for am unrelated weapons charge. The rapper-actor will serve two years after pleading guilty in December to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.