Rapper Fat Joe has arrived at a prison in Miami, Florida to begin a four month spell behind bars for tax evasion.

The slimmed-down hitmaker, real name Joseph Cartagena, turned himself in to authorities at the city's Federal Detention Center on Monday (26Aug13).

Fat Joe pleaded guilty to tax evasion in December (12) after Internal Revenue Service officials charged him with failing to pay up for earnings in 2007 and 2008.

As well as serving four months behind bars, the rapper was handed a $15,000 (Gbp10,000) fine.