Published Dec 11, 2014This summer, Jeezy landed in a world of trouble when cops found an assault rifle on his tour bus after a man was shot dead backstage at a concert a couple of days earlier in Mountain View, CA. The rapper pled not guilty, and he has now been cleared of his weapons charges.
It seems that the case against Jeezy didn't hold much weight, since TMZ reports that the AK-47 on the bus was purchased legally in Georgia and belonged to the rapper's security chief. Technically speaking, the gun was illegal in California — where the arrest took place — but the six people who were booked (including Jeezy) apparently hadn't had any contact with the weapon.
Police allegedly already knew that the gun wasn't the one involved in the aforementioned shooting, but they arrested Jeezy and his associates anyway. The cops allegedly seized property belonging to the people on board, and set the bail at a million dollars — far more than the $20,000 usually applied to this kind of case.
Upon being cleared of the charges, Jeezy said in a statement, "I pray this had nothing to do with race but it definitely had nothing to do with evidence. Words cannot express how vindicated I feel with these charges being dismissed today. While my team and I always knew that the allegations and charges were based on zero facts, the rush to judgment by both the media and the police has been extremely disappointing. I'm relieved that the truth has ultimately prevailed and I would like to thank those who have always stood by me including my family and fans."