News: Juvenile Issues Official Statement On Arrest Warrant, Child Suport Accusations
Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 11:20AM
Former Cash Money Records rapper Juvenile wants to set the record straight in light of reports claiming he is wanted by police in relation to a child support case by releasing a statement defending his image.
In his statement, Juvie said fans should not believe the negative press he has received over the past 48 hours.
"With reference to recent allegations made against me, I would like my fans to know that such accusations are completely false and my legal team is currently at work to prove so. In the meantime, I stay positive. I will continue to focus on my work and I look forward to the release of my upcoming album. - Juvenile" (Statement)
Yesterday, Juve also spoke on the arrest and child support accusations.
TMZ just spoke with the "Back That Azz Up" rapper ... who put it bluntly, "This is a bunch of bullsh*t." As we previously reported, Juvenile is a wanted man in Louisiana for allegedly stiffing his baby mama out of more than $160k in child support for their 13-year-old son. But the rapper tells us, "I was never informed that there was a warrant out for my arrest." He explains, "My son stays with me most of the time ... I take care of my son ... I love my son. We asked how Juv plans to proceed now that he's aware of the legal situation ... to which he replied, "Now that I know, my lawyer is on it ... I'm going to handle it." (TMZ)
Prior to clearing up the matter, Juvie took to Twitter and put TMZ on blast.
"For any info pertaining to me check out the source .com for the truth we all know TMZ hate hiphop so what do they do they put out lies," he tweeted February 24th. (Juvenile's Twitter)
On Friday, reports hit the Internet claiming the rapper owed more than $150,000 in child support.
Rapper Juvenile is a wanted man in Louisiana ... facing 90 days in prison for screwing over his baby mama in a BAD way ... and a judge has now ordered that he be arrested on sight. According to court papers obtained by TMZ ... the former Cash Money Records rapper owes more than $160,000 in unpaid child support to Dionne Williams, the mother of his 13-year-old son. In Louisiana, deadbeat dads can be locked up for shirking their child support obligations ... and a judge ruled that Juvenile is no exception .. since he hasn't forked over a dime since December 2006. There is ONE way for Juv to avoid backin' that a** up into the pokey -- the judge ruled if he comes up with $50k immediately, he can buy himself more time to get caught up with the remaining balance. (TMZ)