Young Jeezy is starting out the new year on the wrong foot. The rapper was arrested in Atlanta for battery, false imprisonment, and making terroristic threats against his son.
The 36-year-old, born Jay Jenkins, got into a fight with his son in a bathroom in September 2012, reports TMZ. During the altercation, he allegedly threw him into a glass shower door, punched him in the face, dragged him into the bedroom, and threw him on the bed and pummeled him.
According to police documents, Jeezy choked his son and said, “I will kill you.” Jeezy’s son claims that his father said, “I will put a bullet in your head right now,” adding, “If I could get away with it, I would kill you.”
Jeezy turned himself in to authorities on Friday after a grand jury warrant was issued. He was released on $45,000 bond.
“We have no doubt this matter will resolve itself appropriately,” Jeezy’s attorney told TMZ. “At this moment, Mr. Jenkins is thankful for the support of his fans and the respect for his family’s privacy.”