Jeezy Opens Up About Arrest for Gun Possession, Debuts ‘Holy Ghost’ Remix With Kendrick Lamar
Jeezy is celebrating the release of his new album, 'Seen It All: The Autobiography,' this week but just days ago, he wasn't in such good spirits considering he was sitting in a jail cell due to an arrest for gun possession. Now the rapper is opening up about the incident with Power 105's 'The Breakfast Club' in a discussion in his hometown of Atlanta.
The 'Holy Ghost' rhymer was taken into custody on Aug. 24 before a concert in Irvine, Calif., after police discovered an AK-47 on his tour bus. Rather than post bail quickly, Jeezy stayed in jail for four days following his arrest. While he had the money to get out, the Def Jam signee wasn't about to leave his people behind -- two bus drivers and a cameraman were detained along with him.
"I'm just such a real person," he tells 'The Breakfast Club.' "I just feel like I couldn't leave them in there. When I stepped in the door I had bailsmen right there to get me out. I made it clear like when I leave we leaving together. Point blank, period."
Reports say that he put up a $1 million bail to get everyone out, but Jeezy didn't confirm or deny the amount. "It was some bread," the 36-year-old admitted. "You go through things in life and that's just what that was. It's only money but it was moreso about the principle to me. I wasn't leaving no man behind."
Though he couldn't get into too many details about the case, Jeezy maintains his innocence regarding the charges. "When this is all said and done -- I don't want to get into the investigation... I'm confident that you will see that nor me or anybody that was a part of my crew had anything to do with anything," he shares. "We'll be on top, trust me. I'm 100 percent confident there won't be nothing else for me and my team."
On the music tip, the Snowman debuts the remix to his 'Seen It All' track 'Holy Ghost,' which features Kendrick Lamar. Jeezy raps about a friend falling victim to the pressures around him while K.Dot spits his verse fast as bullets fly. Experience their union below.
Listen to Jeezy's Interview With 'The Breakfast Club'
Listen to Jeezy's 'Holy Ghost' Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar