Young Jeezy Pleads Not Guilty to AK-47 Charge

Arrest of rapper and five others follows the fatal backstage shooting of a 38-year-old man backstage at the Under the Influence of Music tour stop in Mountain View

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    Platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert, California prosecutors say.

    A spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney says the rapper, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, entered his plea to the felony charge Tuesday.

    The spokeswoman, Farrah Emami, says the rapper and five others were arrested Sunday at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine. The other five also pleaded not guilty to possessing an AK-47 assault rifle.

    Jeezy remains jailed on $1 million bail. He's due back in court Sept. 5.

    Young Jeezy Arrested in Concert Shooting Probe

    [BAY] Young Jeezy Arrested in Concert Shooting Probe
    He is well known in the hip-hop world, and now, he is well known to Mountain View police. Rapper Young Jeezy was arrested for an incident at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. There was a deadly shooting backstage, and several people have been arrested but not for the killing. NBC Bay Area’s Terry McSweeney reports from Mountain View with the story. (Published Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014)

    Authorities are still investigating who fatally shot a man backstage Friday at a concert Jeezy co-headlined with Wiz Khalifa at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.

    Authorities say none of those charged are being called suspects in the shooting.