News: Guru's Nephew Claims Solar Controlled Medical Decisions, "It Was The Family's Right To Have A Say" [Video]

Thursday, Mar 4, 2010 11:00AM

Written by Biz Jones

Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff, the nephew of Gang Starr 's Guru, is alleging that his producer Solar has withheld medical information from the emcee's family.

In a video clip, Ruff claims Solar has controlled all of the decisions following Guru's recent heart attack.

According to Ruff, since Guru's hospitalization Solar has withheld information regarding Guru's health from his family, and has locked them out from giving any input on medical decisions related to Guru's condition. Ruff accuses Solar of attempting to control the flow of information in order to serve his own interests at the expense of Guru's family. The message is an emotional one, and Ruff levies some fairly serious charges Solar's way; at the time of posting Solar had not yet responded to Ruff's accusations. (Prefix Mag)

Ruff also claims Guru has been hospitalized since early February.

"[Solar] has primary control over the decisions made for Guru's health in the hospital. Now, last I checked, it was the family's right to have a say on what goes on in the hospital when a family member falls ill". He also claimed that Guru was admitted to hospital on 2 Feb "for reasons I will not disclose", but the family were not notified until 16 Feb.. (CMU News-Blog)

Yesterday, Guru released a statement speaking on his surgery.

"I am doing fine and I am recovering! I'm weak though," Guru said in a statement today. "Solar is the only person who has the accurate info on my situation. Any info from anybody else is false! I appreciate your well wishes and all the love!" Guru and his family are asking for privacy as he recovers and stressed for fans to continue to send prayers, thoughts and love. (All Hip Hop)

Initial reports cited the rapper as having a heart attack last weekend.

There were multiple reports today that Keith "Guru" Elam, from the legendary Gang Starr has suffered cardiac arrest and is in a coma. (i.e. HipHopDX and HipHopWired) My sources have only confirmed to me that yes, Guru is in a New York-area hospital after a cardiac episode. And that his friends, family and a generation of fans are currently praying for the best. I'm also hearing that Guru is undergoing surgery soon. So, until more concrete details are available and we wish for the best, here are some of classic Guru moments.... (Miss Info TV)

Check out Guru's nephew speaking on Solar down below:

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