Krayzie Bone of Bone
Thugs-N-Harmony has promptly responded to reports that an arrest warrant was issued
Wednesday (Feb. 24) for the rapper after he failed to attend a scheduled plea
hearing in Butler County, Ohio.
Krayzie Bone, whose real
name is Anthony Henderson, has been confronted with charges of child support
non-payment of his 6-year-old son in Ohio for the last three years.
Assistant Prosecutor Aaron
Aldridge requested a warrant for Krayzie's arrest after the rapper reportedly
missed a plea hearing in Butler County Common Pleas Court Wednesday.
"When I found out,
I quickly contacted the courts to arrange to turn myself in to avoid any further
discrepancies in the case," Krayzie told AllHipHop.com. "I'm not running
nor hiding from the law. It was simply a misunderstanding of whether I was supposed
to appear again after the paternity [of the child] was determined."
Krayzie was indicted last
August on two counts of nonsupport of dependents, after which he placed $40,000
in an escrow account for the mother of his son.
The money was released to
the mother after paternity tests confirmed that Krayzie was the boy's father.
"I just simply needed
to know if this was in fact my son, because unfortunately there are many women
who prey on entertainers such as myself," said Krayzie of the paternity
"After the funds were
released, it was to my understanding that the non-support case would be dismissed,"
Krayzie continued. "However, I was contacted by my California [attorney]
telling me that I was supposed to appear in court on February 23 and a warrant
was issued for failure to appear."
Boiling the situation down
to a misunderstanding, Krayzie insists that he is a responsible father despite
"Just to let everybody
know, Krayzie Bone is far from a dead beat dad," the rapper insisted. "I
take care of all [my kids] and love 'em all!"
third solo album titled Gemini: Good vs. Evil was released earlier