News: UPDATE: Solar Addresses Guru's Family's Claims, "I Have Not Stopped Anybody From Seeing Him"
Friday, Mar 5, 2010 1:50PM
Producer Solar has addressed allegations made by Guru's nephew that he prevented the rapper's family from being involved making decisions about his health.
Guru's beatmaker said the rapper has requested privacy regarding his medical situation.
"I have nothing but the deepest love and respect for The Elam family. But I have not stopped anybody from seeing him," Solar said. "Guru's brother, sister and niece has visited with him and his brother was here for three days. I am in touch with them on a daily basis. Guru's family dynamic and who he wants to look out for his interests is Guru's business and best left to Guru to discuss. I will state that Guru wanted this matter to be kept private to protect his loved ones and fans from this ordeal and from it becoming a circus, which it is becoming. Guru has made clear he does not want anything to do with certain people from his past, and for them too be making false statements about his health is unacceptable." (All Hip Hop)
Earlier this week, Guru's nephew Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff made various accusations during a self-recorded video.
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)
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: