Rapper Juelz Santana has blasted New Jersey police officials for "picking" on him after they raided his recording studio as part of a 10-month undercover investigation.
The hip-hop star's Santana's World base was busted by officers from the New Jersey Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and Gang Unit last week (20Jan11), and his protege Hynief was arrested after a search of the building turned up two loaded 9mm handguns with additional boxes of ammunition. Cops also discovered a large stash of marijuana.
Santana was not present when the raid took place, but was forced to cancel a concert appearance in Chicago, Illinois last Friday (21Jan11) as a result of the incident.
Now the rap star has taken aim at the authorities for "always" targetting him and causing him to miss the concert.
Insisting he isn't personally in trouble with cops, Santana rages, "It's been some legal issue... Police ran up in my studio. I had to deal with that, for a couple days, just turning myself in. Doing a couple of things. I managed to miss the show in Chicago, but Chi-Town... I'm gonna make it up somehow, some way... I was definitely upset I didn't even get to come there and do the d**n thing.
"They (police) always picking on me - that's the best way I can put it. But, by the graces of God, everything should be OK. I wasn't caught with anything in my possession."
Hynief was subsequently freed after posting $50,000 (£33,330) bail.