Dipset rapper Juelz Santana reportedly has been permitted a delayed prison surrender date after submitting his request to attend a “Tyler Perry Reunion” and get his affairs in order.
Santana asked the court for more time to turn himself into prison in order to attend allegedly attend a “Tyler Perry Reunion” shoot in Georgia. According to legal documents obtained by the news source, it’s “crucial to his professional career that he be able to participate.”
Perry’s event is reportedly connected to Santana’s “participation in the television show ‘Love & Hip Hop’ … and it will provide closure for him as he embarks on his term of imprisonment,” the document stated.
It appears that the judge agreed with the Dipset rapper’s request and granted the extension. His scheduled surrender date for Jan. 30, 2019, has now been pushed back to Feb. 28, 2019, and he will serve time in a Virginia prison.
However, sources close to Tyler Perry denied filming an upcoming reunion with the rapper. Instead, the “Dipset” rapper is allegedly due to film the LHHNY reunion show at Tyler Perry’s studio in Atlanta. Mr. Perry is on his Madea Farewell play tour for the next few months.
In March 2018, authorities at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport found a loaded handgun and nonprescription oxycodone pills in Santana’s travel luggage, according to the New York Daily News. When police tried to locate him, the rapper walked out of the airport, turning himself over to officers three days later. He was released on a $500,000 bond and was placed on house arrest at his mother’s New Jersey home.
Santana pleaded guilty to carrying a firearm on an aircraft and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and was looking at up to 20 years behind bars. However, in December 2018 he agreed to a plea deal and was sentenced to 27 months in prison.
“Talking to my kids about this situation and watching them get all emotional just crushes me,” Santana said. “So whenever your kids is hurting parents is hurting even more if you’re a true parent.”