Southern rapper Young Jeezy‘s manager has stepped forward to deny speculation that his client was arrested last weekend in the Bahamas.
Although brief with his remark, Jeezy’s camp claim the rapper did not get taken in by police.
Young Jeezy’s manager, Demetrius Ellerbee, has denied a report that the rapper was arrested in the Bahamas on Saturday. “It’s not true,” Ellerbee told MTV News. According to Bahamian newspaper The Tribune, Jeezy was on his way to a show in an area of the island called New Providence when he was arrested by local officials. While the reason for his arrest was not specified, the paper says the rapper wasn’t held for very long. (MTV)
Confirmation on the rapper’s arrest was, however, made by police officials.
“He was here with us a short while. He passed through the station briefly on Saturday,” said Superintendent Ashton Greenslade, an officer at the Wulff Road station. “He was booked in here and taken to CDU (Central Detective Unit).” (BallerStatus)
Additional details regarding Jeezy’s alleged take down have also landed online.
One of the concert’s promoters Jason Cartwright confirmed on his Facebook page that the hip-hop star had been arrested early Saturday, but was later released. “People tried to shut us down, yea’ Jeezy was locked up, he out now (about) to beat the stage bad tonight,” Mr Cartwright wrote Saturday morning. A well-placed source told The Tribune that the rapper was taken into the Fox Hill area by friends and was simply “in the wrong place at the wrong time” when he was taken into custody. (The Tribune)
Prior to getting pushed back indefinitely, Jeezy’s upcoming new album Thug Motivation 103 was set to drop next week.
Young Jeezy has had a tough time motivating the thugs this year. The third installment of his Thug Motivation series, TM103, has been facing delays ever since last year, but reps for Def Jam have confirmed with XXLMag.com that the disc will finally hit shelves on December 14. The Atlanta-based rapper already dropped several singles from the album–“Jizzle,” “All White Everything” featuring Yo Gotti and “Lose My Mind” featuring Plies–to little fan fare. (XXL Mag)
No further details surrounding the arrest have been revealed as of now.
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