Hip-Hop star Fabolous has come forward to deny reports that he was involved, or present, the evening a childhood friend was stabbed to death inside of a New York nightclub.
Various reports have placed the rapper inside of Club Duvet on November 23, just hours before 25-year-old Shamel McKinney was stabbed to death by three unknown assailants during a scuffle.
Recent reports stated that McKinney was a part of Fabolous Street Family crew, a supposed band of criminals that allegedly rob celebrities and entertainers for expensive jewelry in and around popular nightclubs in New York.
Fabolous dismissed the allegations in a statement issued to AllHipHop.com.
I would like my fans and supporters worldwide to know how disappointed I am in some of the media for the misrepresentation and abuse of my name. I do not want the young people who listen to my music and watch my videos to believe that I am engaged in any illegal activities that would discredit my character.
Police are still investigating McKinneys murder.
A bloody, 7 inch folding knife was recovered from a construction dumpster shortly after McKinneys slaying and police are still reviewing video footage of the incident, in hopes of identifying a suspect.
Fabolous attorney, Alberto Ebanks of law firm Ebanks and Sattler, also emphatically denied that his client was present during the altercation or connected to a larger street organization.
“This is all pure fantasy. When the smoke is clear, the world will see that he is not involved, it’s all just been suggestions,” Ebanks told AllHipHop.com.
Ebanks also suggested exploring legal options to counter the negative press his client has received due to the reports of his alleged involvement.
“We are really going to explore all options, because there is nothing that ties Fab to any kind of criminal conduct,” Ebanks told AllHipHop.com. “Its a story based on innuendo and conjecture.”