NEWPORT BEACH, Orange County (CBS / AP) — California prosecutors say platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert.
A spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney says the rapper, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, entered his plea to the felony charge Tuesday.READ MORE: Santa Clara Officials Open COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Local Farm
The spokeswoman, Farrah Emami, said the rapper and five others were arrested Sunday at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine. The other five also pleaded not guilty to possessing an AK-47 assault rifle.
Jeezy remains jailed on $1 million bail. He’s due back in court Sept. 5.READ MORE: California Tax Revenues Soar as Rich Get Richer Despite Pandemic
Authorities are still investigating who fatally shot a man backstage Friday at a concert Jeezy co-headlined with Wiz Khalifa at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.
Authorities say none of those charged are being called suspects in the shooting.MORE NEWS: Trailers, RVs, Shed Burned at Industrial Yard in Oakland
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