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Collective Music Group artist, Blac Youngsta, ran into problems with police on Friday, January 8, when he left a Wells Fargo bank in Atlanta after withdrawing $200,000 cash.
Someone inside the bank called the police because they though it was suspicious. When the rapper exited he was put in handcuffs and cops confiscated $100,000 of his money to check out it's legitimacy before letting him go.
"I went in there and got $200,000 out of my account. I come out the bank... I see the police. I'm walking to my car [and] I see one of the pointing to my bag like, 'him'" Youngsta told 11 Alive. “They come bum rushing me at the car, put me on the ground, putting guns to my head, so I’m like ‘What I’d do?' 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, real name Sam Benson, said he was told someone had written a bogus check and an employee at the bank thought it was him, but all of the $1.3 million he has in the institution is legitimate.
"They apologized and let me go, but they just took $100,000 of my money. I'm finna go to the police precinct right now and get my other $100,000," he said.
A reporter then asked him why he needed $200,000 in cash.
"I was finna go buy me a vehicle," he explained. "They got the new Mercedes Benz out, you know like the Maybach. I was finna go get one. I was about to go buy one, cash. Buy they just made me so mad I might go buy me a Ferrari right now. I feel aggressive. I feel fast.. [Bank employees] couldn't believe that I was young, black, handsome and I was getting $200,000 out. I had my Rolex on with all the diamonds in it. On my rich folks stuff. The thing is, I'm a rapper. How I live my life I don't believe in checks. I don't want to go to the car lot with no check. My dream I always dreamed about was going in the bank getting a half a million out and taking the car lot a half a million and putting it on the desk like, 'give me that Ghost right there.' Where I come from we don't believe in taking checks to the car lot. It's still legit. This the check right here."