Juelz Santana Opens Up About Why He Fled From TSA After Pistol Was Found

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Juelz Santana is speaking on the incident that resulted in him serving some time behind bars.

During a recent Instagram live interview with Fat Joe, Juelz explains the details surrounding the incident. He explains that he didn’t in fact intend to have a gun with him while he was traveling through the airport. He explained that he was at a video shoot the day prior in Queens. Of course, he made sure that he had protection on him in case anything goes left.

Before the video shoot, Santana copped a new fit including a hoodie and a Supreme bag.  Juelz explained that he threw in the piece in the Supreme bag and ultimately forgot it was there.  “I go to TSA and put my bag through security… In my mind, for everyone that’s listening, that’s not even on my mind,” he explained. “They got my bag. I go through security, it went through. The dude from Newark airport, he knows me. He’s about to check the bag. Someone called from the screening point where the screen is at and said, nah, we gotta’ run it through again.”

Aside from having the gun, Santana already had a warrant in New Jersey, which made matters worse.

“The fact that they had the warrant and they said higher authorities are going to search your bag. So I’m like, they gon’ lock me up for the weekend,” he said. “I literally walked. Everybody saying, ‘He ran out the airport. He had one shoe on…’ I get in the cab. I hear, on Hot 97… So gettin’ close to my crib, [Hot 97] said, ‘Rapper Juelz Santana Flees Newark airport after firearm was retrieved from his bag.’ I’m like ‘What?! Ain’t no firearm retrieved from my bag.’”

Check out the full interview below.