News: SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Juelz Santana On Alleged Domestic Dispute, "It Was No Physical Harm" [Audio]
Friday, Aug 28, 2009 8:30PM
With multiple reports of Juelz Santana's arrest for threatening a woman landing on the net this week, the Harlem-based rapper reached out to SOHH to give his side of the story.
Questioning the media's lack of attention for his positive contributions, including his recent "Celebrity Weekend," Juelz told SOHH there was no violence connected to his arrest.
"It was no physical harm done at the end of the day," Santana explained. "The story changed four times since I don't know when. One minute it was my wife, one minute it was a baby mother, next minute I did this -- today on MediaTakeOut they got something showing a picture of my baby mother and this is a girl I've never seen in my life. Then there's a picture of me and another girl and says 'This is the reason Juelz baby's mama went on him.' It just made me laugh at the end of day -- it's extremely out of proportion. I live in a complex where I get the police called on me for a lot of reasons -- there's a lot of older people with money in my complex...I did get arrested but all the other stuff in between that was like a lot of miscellaneous, fabricated, made up stories. There's no knife involved in nothing." (SOHH)
The rapper initially wrote to fans via his Twitter account Thursday (August 27) afternoon and broke his silence on the publicized incident.
"A! I would like to truly apologize to all my fans especially females that have heard or read anything bout me that may have disturbed you," he wrote. "A! Believe None of What you Hear, and Half of what you see & Always ask yourself, Where do people get their information from? Smh" (Juelz Santana's Twitter)
He was reportedly released from a New Jersey police station on $5,000 bond and charged with making terroristic threats towards his alleged girlfriend.
Teaneck police charged Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, with making terroristic threats and possessing a weapon. He's free on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Municipal Court on Sept. 9. Capt. Dean Kazinci says Santana's girlfriend told police a verbal dispute became physical Tuesday. Kazinci says the rapper told officers the woman was the aggressor and she had the knife. Police say the girlfriend, whose name was not released, had minor injuries that did not require medical treatment. (Associated Press)
Shortly after the arrest, Santana's rep released a statement clarifying previous reports of the rapper threatening his "wife."
"Police were called to Juelz Santana's Home in Teaneck, New Jersey at 10am after an argument between him and his son's mother. LaRon James p/k/a Juelz Santana was then arrested and after review of the incident, police quickly released him. Santana is now back at his home." (Miss Info)
Check out a snippet of Juelz Santana's SOHH interview below: