News: UPDATE: Missing Rapper J-Kwon Located, Apologizes To Friends & Concerned Fans
Thursday, Mar 4, 2010 6:00PM
Rapper J-Kwon has reportedly been discovered after reports this week claimed he had been missing for more than a month.
According to his manager, Dorian Washington, the rapper is alive and well.
"I am very happy to let everyone know that I personally spoke with J-Kwon today, and he is OK. He'd like to send a sincere apology to his friends and everyone who showed concern this week. He was taking some time to himself as he sometimes does, not realizing that people would start to worry after a while. A few days out of touch versus a month is quite a difference. Right now, he just wants to keep doing what he's doing and will be more available for those who care about him. We thank you again for your outreach, and we are relieved to know he'll be all right." (MTV)
Reports claimed the Mid-West emcee had been missing for more than a month.
In recent months, J-Kwon has been consistently releasing new music for fans on the net, however as the March 23 release date of his self-titled album is upon him, the young rapper has gone missing. Reps at J-Kwon's label, Gracie Productions, have been unable to reach him in over a month. Friends or associates of the 24-year-old MC are urged to send in tips, and they've set up a Twitter page @WhereIsJKwon to field updates. (Hip Hop Press)
A statement from Gracie Productions CEO Tony Bucher was previously released.
"J-Kwon is a big part of the Gracie family, and we are obviously increasingly worried and want to make sure he is ok," says Gracie Productions CEO/President Tony Bucher. "We've already received thousands of emails from fans and supporters who are worried about J-Kwon, and we want everyone to know how much we appreciate the love and support. If anyone has seen J-Kwon or has access to him, please let him know we are worried about him, and to please let us know everything is ok." (Statement)
A Twitter account was also set-up to help in the search.
"gracieprod RT @WhereIsJKwon RT @JWebb45: Where did jkwon go? <-- we r desparately trying to reach him we have things setup and can't find him worried @unclewoody987 Attn STL: J-Kwon is missing if u find him let @WhereIsJkwon know. I know folks think I'm cracking jokes but this is serious." (Where Is JKwon)
Check out a past J-Kwon interview below: