Less than 24 hours after reports claimed Southern rapper Webbie got busted for physically attacking a female, both Web and the victim have come forward.
Although Web has not made a statement himself, he did re-tweet a claim by associate Justin Baker which suggested the violent rumors are false.
“@OfficialWebbie already out of jail and that woman stole from him so don’t start no dumb ass rumors about him beating up women #Salute,” Webbie re-tweeted September 13. (Webbie’s Twitter)
The alleged female victim has released a statement through her attorney downplaying the reports.
“Contrary to recent media reports and what can only be described as an exaggeration of actual events, “Webbie” (Webster Gradney, Jr.) did not “brutally” attack my client and, fortunately, my client did not suffer injury requiring medical attention. The “robbery” was unfortunately a non-malicious attempt, by the accused, to deny the woman resources he had given her to leave the city, via air transportation, following their domestic argument. The accused did not “meet” my client at a party but rather they had been residing together, off and on, for more than 18 months. Though a rocky relationship, my client and Mr. Gradney spent the evening together after being separated briefly. The early morning assault is domestic related and should be treated as such. While neither my client nor I condone acts of violence, especially domestic, we will not conspire with the media or officials to paint an inaccurate picture of Mr. Gradney or the events. We will not conspire with anyone to deliberately destroy Mr. Gradney’s reputation, life and/or career. Neither my client nor this case should be used as a tool to send another “black rapper” to prison for any other case or charge that is unrelated to these events. Both parties want nothing more than to move beyond this matter. It’s an unfortunate situation and my client will, however, cooperate with officials as required by law.”
I see said the blind man. And now…
This is EbenGregory.com…telling you a good story should make you laugh, and a moment later break your heart.