Juelz Santana Hopes He Can Delay His Prison Sentence To Work With Tyler Perry

Juelz is telling the judge overseeing his case that he still has some work to do.

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Juelz Santana is seeking a delay to the start of his looming prison sentence so he can complete a work commitment for the reality TV show "Love & Hip Hop."

Juelz, born LaRon James, is due to surrender to New Jersey authorities on January 30 to begin serving his 27-month sentence for gun possession, but he is requesting to push back the date by a month.

Juelz wants additional time to wrap up career-related issues and is asking for permission to travel to Georgia to shoot footage related to the TV show with moviemaker Tyler Perry.

"This event is connected to his participation in the television show 'Love & Hip Hop,'" his lawyers said in a court filing. "It is crucial to his professional career that he be able to participate, and it will provide closure for him as he embarks on his term of imprisonment."

Santana, who wed his longtime girlfriend Kimbella Vanderhee earlier this month, also claims he was not given enough notice for the surrender date by prison officials, who have also allegedly failed to provide him with the required paperwork regarding the upcoming sentence.

A judge has yet to rule on the motion.