The news I must bring breaks my heart. One of my favorite Southern MCs and all around people Young Jeezy has been arrested on battery, false imprisonment and [allegedly] making “terroristic threats” against his son. Names have not been released, but I assume it’s his son who refers to himself as Young Boss aka Lil Jeezy [watch his first video here] Apparently in September of 2012 he and his son [who is over 18] got into a fight in a bathroom, in which at one point Jeezy allegedly said “I will kill you,” and choked him out. Word has not spread on what caused the fight, but it was a scramble between the two, with Jeezy obviously being the victor. He turned himself in on last Friday and was released on $45,000 bond.
I’m not sure how the rest of the world will take this, but hopefully this will not be damaging to Jeezy’s career. It wasn’t simply abuse; his son did assault him as well. It is also not a case of child abuse, since his son was 19 at the time. And Jeezy sounded very similar to many Black mothers I know in his way-more-threatening way of saying “I brought you into this world; I can take you out.” As a person who heard this numerous times and suffered my fair share of corrections, I can’t automatically feel a lot of pity for the son in the situation. But what do you think about the whole debacle? Do you think this is just an adult ass-whooping that needed to happen, or is it still considered child abuse [though he was an adult]? Vote and comment below and let me know what you think! Keep your head Jeezy. Atlanta will always love you. Either way, let’s hope for reconciliation between Jay Jenkins and his son.
Keep your head Jeezy. Atlanta will always love you.