A home occupied by Waka Flocka Flame was raided by Atlanta authorities Thursday (December 16), and the rapper's associate, Gucci Mane, and his manager and mother, Deb Antney, were detained as police searched the premises.
No formal charges were filed, but a TMZ report suggested that the investigation centered on prostitution.
Antney staunchly denied that allegation when MTV News spoke with her Thursday (December 16); according to various reports, weapons and drugs were also found on the scene.
"It had nothing to do with prostitution," Antney told MTV News. "The weapons they found were licensed weapons. There was under an ounce of marijuana, but it was nothing but a blunt. The other drugs were medication that was in Waka's room from when he got hurt," Antney said, referring to Waka Flocka Flame's February shooting.
Under the terms of the search warrant, Antney said, any person on the property was detained, which included Gucci Mane, whom she also manages. Neither Gucci nor Antney were charged. Waka was not present at the time. It remains unclear if police are searching for the "No Hands" rapper.
Antney indicated that she plans to pursue legal action against the authorities. "There's nothing going on for you to kick a door in," she said. "We were really surprised, but the neighbors always watch. We live in a country club, so they always watch, they always assume."
Antney, who heads up Mizay Entertainment, was frustrated because her company is scheduled to host a toy drive Thursday. She said when she arrived on the scene, police called her "the Candy Lady" and suggested she was the ring leader of the prostitution operation.
"Of course I'm not gonna sit back and be called 'the Candy Lady,' " she said. "There was no prostitution. And we're not gang-affiliated."
New Jersey is getting an influx of star power for the 2011 Bamboozle Festival.
A diverse range of newly announced hitmakers have beefed up the three-day East Rutherford affair, including Lil Wayne, Mötley Crüe, Bruno Mars and Wiz Khalifa. Rock outfits the Gaslight Anthem, Taking Back Sunday and Dashboard Confessional will also appear, in addition to dance-rap duos Chiddy Bang and LMFAO.
The new additions fill out a lineup that already included a gang of names slated to rock the main stage, including Waka Flocka Flame, A Day to Remember, Boys Like Girls, New Found Glory with Marky Ramone, Circa Survive, Streetlight Manifesto and the RX Bandits.
Dozens of hip-hop, dance and DJ acts will turn up for the festival, which goes down April 29, April 30 and May 1. G.O.O.D. Music recruit Big Sean, Brooklyn party upstarts Ninjasonik, hip-hop wunderkind Diggy Simmons and cult rap-rockers Insane Clown Posse will also helm sets.
The festival is one of many high-profile public appearances filling up Lil Wayne's calendar since he was released from prison last month. Weezy will hit "Saturday Night Live" alongside Eminem this week and will toast it up next to his Young Money protégé Nicki Minaj on "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly."
When Wayne first came home, Minaj predicted that among the priorities the Young Money leader would focus on in the coming months, hitting the road would be near the top.
"I'm pretty sure he's going to go tour," she told MTV News at his homecoming bash in November. "I'd like to see him do a world tour this time. And I'd love to see him in a movie, I think. I don't know why. I really want to see him break into that."
What do you think of the Bamboozle lineup? Let us know in the comments!
Earlier today (December 16), TMZ mistakenly reported that Gucci Mane was arrested following a raid of his associate Waka Flocka Flame’s Atlanta house. XXLMag.com spoke to Major Jason Bolton from the Henry County Police Department who confirmed with us that neither Gooch nor Waka were cuffed or charged with any crime.
Yet, two men in the residence were brought in and charged with possession of marijuana. Johan Michael Antney, a relative of Flame, and Tyrell Raylon Mingo are currently in custody, while authorities are in the midst of charging a third man who’s name has not been released yet.
During the raid, which occurred at 7 a.m. this morning, Henry County Police Department’s CAGE (Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement), discovered two firearms and a small amount of marijuana and prescription drugs. The firearms recovered were a Kel Tech .223 caliber sub gun, and a Taurus .40 caliber semi automatic.
Bolton told XXL that they obtained a warrant to search the house for suspicion of drugs and gang activity.
Flocka took to his Twitter account today to speak on the raid. “THE FOLKS JUST KICK MY DOOR N GOOD THING I LEFT FOR COURT LOL,” he wrote. “N THEY FUCK MY WHOLE HOUSE UP TALKING BOUT THEY GOT A TIP …… HELLO I FUCKING RAP …. NEXT TIME (PO PO) GET A BETTER TIP.”