News: UPDATE: Ex-Bad Boy Loon Forced To Remain Overseas For Drug Trafficking Bust
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 12:25PM
Former Bad Boy Records rapper Loon is reportedly being forced to remain in Belgium after getting arrested last November on drug trafficking charges.
Details of a court's decision in Belgium's capital have emerged online.
The American rapper Loon must remain in custody. The grand jury in Brussels confirmed the decision of the chambers, as has his lawyer Isa Gultaslar. The lawyer took note of the decision Thursday by the AI. The pantry was on Dec. 13 ruled he temporarily stay behind bars. Gultaslar appealed against this decision before. The case was argued Monday. The lawyer is now considering going to the Supreme Court against the decision of the AI. (Life. Glam & Gossip)
In late November, reports of Loon's Brussels arrest began spreading.
So much for being on his deen. While entering Belgium last Friday, former rapper Loon, now known as Amir Junaid Muhadith was arrested while at a Brussels airport for drug trafficking. Various sources report the arrest stems from an indictment back in May for distributing heroin three years ago in North Carolina. (Rap Radar)
A couple years ago Muslim rapper Freeway offered his take on Loon's conversion to Islam.
"Last year, the middle of the year, I got a chance to visit Saudi Arabia for a second time," he explained in an interview. "Brother Jakk Frost was with me, brother Loon, now known as Ahmir, and it just was a beautiful experience. At the time [Loon] was seven months into the religion, he was a fresh Muslim. And from that time to now, he progressed so much, he's moving forward so quickly and I'm proud of him. The country is beautiful, the people was beautiful, the mannerism of the people. It's just real enlightening and if any of y'all get a chance to go over there you should definitely do it." (XXL Mag)
The ex-Bad Boy member spoke on his departure from music mogul Diddy's brand in 2009 to pursue a new faith.
"Loon is working his way out of my system," he said in an interview. "I'm just happy to be accepting Islam and finding the peace of mind that I was always searching for in the music business and it was very difficult to find this place in my life now but thanks to Islam I've been able to complete my search and I'm very much at peace. Bad Boy days are over, now I'm what you would call a good boy. [laughs] Right now I'm very much focused on studying Islam...being in the position of influence, I have to be able to protect myself in ways the media sometimes tries to use these transitions that artists make and try to make an opportunity to mock Islam or whatever faith somebody might choose...With me, I very much love the music but it's the lifestyle that's really the bad influence. The music, sometimes, can be geared towards people to do positive things but the actual part that detours people from practicing their faith is really the lifestyle." (Al Jazeera)
Check out some Loon footage down below: