Fresh off his drug and weapons arrest yesterday afternoon, Juelz Santana is out on bail and already talking about the incident. The Dipset rapper called into Hot 97s Angie Martinez to clarify his legal situation and proclaim his innocence.
The 28-year-old MC, who was arrested after two fully-loaded 9mm handguns and 17 bags of marijuana were found in his New Jersey studio, confirmed that he was just released on $125,000 bail. “I’m a free man out on bail,” said the Harlemite. “I’m just doing my regular thing, I’m still me. It’s just an unfortunate situation, got caught up.”
Santana explained that there was some janky business on the police’s behalf. “They raided my studio, said things was going on. The charges was just kind of crazy,” he told Angie. “For one, I wasn’t even in my studio when they raided. They raided my studio, they found whatever they want to say they found, and they just put a bunch of charges on me.”
When he turned himself in, he was ready to be freed on bail, but the cops alleged that the snowstorm was to blame for his delayed release. “They had a warrant out for my arrest since last week,” he continued. “I had just turned myself in and I was supposed to be out right there because he had the bail money already on standby for whatever, but once I get in there, they’re like, ‘Oh, the computers is down because of the ice storms and all that.’ I’m like, ‘Wow.'”
Maintaining his innocence, Juelz assured listeners that he wasn’t going to take this lying down. “I’m definitely going to be fighting this, because like I said, they didn’t catch me with nothing. My studio is a place where a bunch of people come in and out. They put me out as selling dime bags of weed. That’s a joke!” he exclaimed. “I wasn’t even there. Never in the case of history would you find Juelz selling no dime bags of marijuana.”
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