Last Friday, Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta took to social media to rant about how Atlanta Police treated him for withdrawing a huge amount of cash from HIS bank account (click HERE if you missed that).
While authorities admitted that it was all simply a misunderstanding, many were outraged over the banks reported involvement in the situation.
Now a spokesperson from Wells Fargo has issued a statement disputing that Blac Youngsta even has an account at their bank!
VIDEO: Blac Youngsta Speaks on Mistaken Arrest (WXIA-TV)
In the video above, the rapper describes to Atlanta news station, WXIA-TV how he was ‘bumrushed’ after ‘coming out of the bank’.
He also added that he’d gone into the bank to withdraw $200,000 to pay cash for a new luxury sedan and accused the police of taking some of his cash and later giving it back.
Blac Youngsta also hit social media with his outrage…
Well now Wells Fargo has come forward to clear any misconceptions about what actually happened that day.
SandraRose reports that the rapper only had $70,000 in cash on him at the time (not $200,000 as he claimed) and he was merely at the right place and the right time to get some free promo!
For the record, Blac Youngsta (aka Sam Benson) doesn’t have an account with Wells Fargo, wasn’t even in the bank that day and did NOT make a withdrawal, according to Crystal I. Drake, a vice president and spokeswoman for Wells Fargo.
The AJC reports:
“Mr. Benson was not a party to the fraudulent incident,” Drake said in a statement.
Drake would not say, however, if any members of Benson’s group had accounts with the bank or had made withdrawals, saying she could not discuss customer transactions.
In the end, the man who police say actually tried to pass the bad check was Darnell Edwards Charles. Charles, 39, was arrested and charged with first-degree forgery. He was NOT a part of Benson’s entourage.
He’s an artist!! Free promo is priceless!! And according to Sgt. Warren Pickard (Atlanta police spokesman), “They gave him a microphone and he did what he did.”
Blac Youngsta is a great story teller! I’m sure he’ll make it big in the entertainment industry (if the IRS doesn’t get to him first).
VIDEO: Blac Youngsta and His Dough (IG POST)