News: Alfamega's Manager Breaks Silence, "People Should Have More Compassion"
Friday, May 22, 2009 9:54AM
Alfamega's manager, Dexter Decks Spencer, has spoken on the recent reports involving his client working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and gave an update on the emcee's current condition.
Spencer refuted claims that Alfa hurt himself by attempting to escape from police earlier this month and weighed in on the rapper's current condition.
"I just feel like people should have more compassion for what Alfa is going through as a human being first and foremost," he explained. "At this point, Alfa has been a victim of police brutality and social injustice...He underwent surgery. Alfa had some injuries to both of his legs as a result of a tussle with the police. Alfa was on his cell phone, sitting in his vehicle in a downtown location in Atlanta. Police came up. Right off the top, they was pickin' at him...Alfa knows his rights, so of course he's gonna fight. Not in a physical way, but he's gonna put up resistance because he knows his rights. From there, a foot chase ensued, Alfa was chased through a building. At approximately 25-30 feet up, while they were tussling, Alfa was pushed by the police department...He is a loyal guy. And when you're loyal, the worst thing that could ever happen to you is that the people you were loyal to kinda don't have the compassion that you wish they would have for you. I know it hurts." (*All Hip Hop)
Reports broke out earlier this month about Alfa's arrest on felony gun and obstruction charges.
He was arrested Wednesday (April 29) and according to an Atlanta Police Department report, police found a stolen .40 caliber pistol in Zellars's SUV during a search of the vehicle following a traffic stop (the Sig Sauer handgun was loaded and had a round in the chamber). After cops discovered the gun, Zellars became "combative and non-compliant" and sought to flee. Officer Antonio Blasini pepper sprayed Zellars in the face, but the substance "had no immediate effect." Cops chased Zellars to a nearby parking garage, where he was struck with a police baton, again to no effect. In a bid to shake his pursuers, Zellars weaved through parked cars and climbed over the garage wall, jumping "25-30 feet to the ground." Zellars was booked into a Fulton County jail, where he remained until Saturday (May 9) when he made bail. Zellars, a predicate felon, has yet to be indicted on the gun and obstruction charges. However, if the gun case were to be handled by federal prosecutors, Zellars could easily be facing more than a decade in prison. (The Smoking Gun)
Busta Rhymes recently spoke with SOHH about his opinion on Alfa and rappers concealing their controversial past history associations.
"Privacy is something that everybody should respect when it comes to people's personal life," he explained. "[But] you're always held accountable for the decisions that you make. The universe will deal with a muthaf*cka through a thing that we call Karma. When you try to conceal some sh*t and you a wolf walking around in sheep's clothing and you misleading the people, even if nobody ever gets to find out what it is that you're concealing as a truth. You still gotta live and die in your own inequity. Something somewhere in your life is going to happen to you." (SOHH)
Upon learning of his DEA past, Grand Hustle CEO T.I. publicly ended his ties to the rapper.
"Even though all of our artists and employees are asked by us to be honest and open about their past history at no time did Alfa disclose to me or Grand Hustle what has now appeared in the media," Tip said in a recent statement. "He essentially deceived us by failing to fully disclose the truth about his past and there is no place in our organization for dishonest and misleading behavior. As I've always said, you must take responsibility for your own actions, we at Grand Hustle do not support or condone blaming others for our own mistakes. I hope and pray to god bless his financial plans but I do not foresee me or my company playing the role of his personal or professional business." (File Factory)
Alfamega has yet to address the public since his reports on his DEA past leaked online earlier this month.