Juelz Santana Opens Up About Studio Raid

Dipset MC blames raid on his studio, arrest of Skull Gang's Hynief.

[artist id="1232931"]Diplomats[/artist] rapper [artist id="1237281"]Juelz Santana[/artist] missed a few appointments last week, among them an appearance on MTV News’ “RapFix Live” and a concert in Chicago.

Cam’ron said Santana had a “skin issue” that kept him from the Dipset-themed “RapFix Live,” however, it was later revealed Santana was dealing with a legal ordeal: An affiliate of his was arrested at the rapper’s New Jersey studio.

In an interview with target="_blank">Chicago’s Power 92, the MC apologized for his absence and briefly spoke about the incident.

“It’s been some legal issue, I know it’s been all over the Internet,” Santana told the Hot Boyz radio hosts. “Police ran up in my studio. I had to deal with that and a couple things.

“They always picking on me — that’s the best way I can put it,” he continued. “But by the graces of God, everything should be OK. I wasn’t caught with anything in my possession.”

Skull Gang MC Hynief (born Toby M. Raynor) was arrested, with police saying he was in possession of firearms and marijuana.

“Two fully loaded 9mm caliber handguns were found in the recording studio along with several boxes of ammunition. Additionally, seventeen (17) small clear zip-lock bags each containing a greenish brown vegetation, consistent with the appearance of Marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were seized,” a spokesperson for the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

Santana will join Cam’ron, Jim Jones and Freekey Zekey for a Diplomats reunion LP due later this year.