Rapper Yung Joc has lashed out at allegations suggesting he staged a robbery at his studio in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month (Dec11) to cash in on an insurance policy.
The It's Goin' Down star, real name YaMar Robinson, was not present on 18 December (11) when two armed robbers pounced on his brother and his girlfriend as they arrived at the building and forced them inside.
The thieves got away with over $50,000 (£31,250)-worth of hi-tech equipment and rumours have since surfaced suggesting Yung Joc was the brains behind the raid - allegations he has vehemently denied.
He tells local news station Wsb-TV, "I've been seeing stories where people say this is about insurance fraud. The truth is, I did not have insurance. I was in the process of deciding who I wanted an insurance policy with."
And Yung Joc reveals he's been forced to put up a cash reward for the safe return of his hard drives - because they contain priceless new music featuring collaborations with high-profile artists.
He adds, "(They took) my speakers, TVs, my recording equipment. I've got songs with Jazmine Sullivan, Lil Wayne, Pitbull - I mean, big name artists."
He is offering a $2,500 (£1,563) reward for information leading to the recovery of his stolen hard drives.