Juelz Santana has been given the green light by a judge to tour while he faces weapons charges, but there’s one stipulation—he must bring his mother with him.
On Friday (June 15), a federal judge agreed to modify the bail conditions for the Dipset rapper, according to Page Six. As part of the new terms, he can perform the first five shows on his forthcoming 15-city tour.
The judge ordered him to drive instead of fly and not travel with other members of the tour. Santana’s mother must also accompany him on the trips. During his appearance in court, Santana told the judge that she had agreed.
“I view it as a reasonable and productive exercise of his time to work and provide for his family,” said U.S. District Judge Michael Hammer.
Santana was arrested in March after authorities at Newark Liberty International Airport found a loaded .38-caliber handgun and non-prescribed oxycodone pills in a carry-on bag during a security screening. The 36-year-old MC pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
“I just want to say thank you to the judge,” said Santana as he exited the courtroom.
He will be back in court next month to discuss whether he can play other shows on the tour.