Jeezy Cleared Of Gun Charges

“I pray this had nothing to do with race but it definitely had nothing to do with evidence.”

All weapons charges filed against Jeezy following a fatal backstage shooting have been dismissed, TMZ reports. In August, Jeezy and five associates were arrested in Orange County, California, after a search of his tour bus turned up an assault rifle. He pled not guilty, and was held for four days before he posted his $1 million. It's since come out that the gun, which was registered legally in Georgia by Jeezy's security guard, had been inspected in the days before his arrest and it had been determined that it was not the weapon used in the shooting—meaning that the warrant for Jeezy's arrest was probably dubious, at best. In a statement, he expressed relief and frustration:

"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," Jeezy said in a statement. "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."


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Jeezy Cleared Of Gun Charges