Blac Youngsta may have taken the perfect opportunity to bend the truth a bit after Atlanta police detained him last Friday for fitting the description of a forgery suspect.
Blac, born Sam Benson, alleged he was an account holder with Wells Fargo and was apprehended by Atlanta police after withdrawing $200,000 from the bank.
“I come out the bank, I see the police, I’m walking to my car, I see one of them point to my bag like ‘him,’” he said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They come bum-rushing me at the car, put me on the ground, putting guns to my head.”
Crystal I. Drake, a vice president and spokeswoman for Wells, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the Memphis rapper doesn’t have an account with Wells Fargo and was never in the bank to even make a withdrawal.
“Mr. Benson was not a party to the fraudulent incident,” Drake said in a statement.
Blac and eight others were placed in handcuffs in the parking lot of the Buckhead bank.
“They put me in cuffs, put guns on me,” Blac said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “All type… I’m talking about everything. It was rough. They took my guns. All that. It got real. But they let me go. They told me to be careful with [$200,000] on you like that.”
“I’m like ‘What I’d do,’” he continued. “A lady was like I’m not supposed to have $200,000 on me. I’m like, ‘I’m a millionaire. How can I not have $200,000 on me?’”
Blac posted a photo of himself handcuffed onto Facebook, with a caption, reading, “Look At How They Treat A Young Rich N*gga.”
“It’s so crazy, they just took a hundred thousand of my money and made me put it back in the bank,” he told Fox 5. “They said they didn’t want me to leave with all of it. They gon keep some as evidence. I gotta go to the police precinct to get my other hundred thousand.”
The Atlanta Police Department disputed Blac’s in a statement to the Hip Hop Enquirer. Police denied confiscating any money from Blac and stated he had approximately $70,000 in his possession.
Atlanta police said the incident was a misunderstanding.
Sgt. Warren Pickard told AJC someone from the bank called 911 to report a man was attempting to cash a forged check for $24,000. The caller’s description was “limited and conflicting,” but information about a possible suspect vehicle was relayed to officers.
“It was quickly discovered that the person providing the description to police had provided the wrong description of the suspect,” Pickard wrote in an emailed statement. “It was determined that the occupants of the vehicle were not involved. They were immediately released.”