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Wells Fargo says Blac Youngsta did not withdraw $200K on the day he was detained by police

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The saga of Blac Youngsta and his $200,000 in cash continues. Initially, it was reported that rapper Blac Youngsta, whose birth name is Sam Benson, was detained by Atlanta police after he withdrew $200,000 from a bank. On Jan. 8, Blac Youngsta was detained by police while in the parking lot of a Buckhead Wells Fargo.

While in handcuffs, it was discovered that the Memphis, Tennessee-based rapper had $200,000 in cash. Blac Youngsta told reporters at WXIA that he withdrew $200,000 from the bank and had $1.3 million in his account. He and others on social media believed that he was being racially profiled for having so much money. Blac Youngsta was eventually released from police custody and said that he withdrew the money to purchase a new car.

One day later, it was discovered  that Wells Fargo called police after a man attempted to cash a fake $24,000 check. The man, who was not an associate of Blac Youngsta, was captured and arrested.

But employees at Wells Fargo are now disputing Blac Youngsta’s claim that he withdrew the money from their bank. In a statement by Wells Fargo southeast communication manager Crystal Drake, she wrote, “Mr.Benson is not an account holder with us. He did not enter our store nor did he make any withdrawals.”

Blac Youngsta, who is signed to Yo Gotti’s CMG label, has yet to respond to Wells Fargo’s claim that he does not have a bank account with the company.


  1. guest on January 12, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I knew this had publicity stunt written all over it!

  2. Johnny C on January 12, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Very tasteless to mention someone trying to cash a fake check the next day with no relation to the original story. Keep that unrelated nonsense out of the way. That’s only an attempt to relate the two or make Sam Benson look worse.

    • Danny on January 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

      How does it make Sam Benson worse than what it is? The story was related because he was detained because the Police acted on the suspicion on someone that forged checks and gave them a description that led them to Sam Benson.

      Sam Benson made Sam Benson look like a clown.

  3. Tiffany on January 12, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I really want to know the real story, although wrong is wrong and he shouldn’t have been detained. But….Blac was just hanging out at the wells fargo (no account/no entry). And boom, he’s arrested on the curb?

    • on January 12, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      He was never detained. He never withdrew the money. He’s not an account holder. He didn’t go in the store. He made up a story, got some press now here we are. What part did u not understand. The part the story was bullshit from the jump, or it got real when the bank said the story was bullshitting from the jump? Like for real…..

      • Tiffany on January 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm

        i explained the part i didnt understand!!!! The missing link is allegedly according to you the whole story was false. However, there was someone in the area who had cashed a fake check and the cops did come. That part was not made up.

      • Anthony R on January 15, 2016 at 7:28 am

        No really, stop the press, how can you close an account if you never had an account. Things that make you go Hummm!!!

  4. Legendary Sonny G on January 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Somethin don’t add up. Nobody lies about having a Wells Fargo account because Wells Fargo is like the Wendy’s of Banks… and they fee’s are outrageous. Proud to have a Wells Fargo account I understand, lying about having one??? Nonsense.

  5. TheTruth on January 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    So if he never entered the bank yall just called the police cause he was sitting in the parking lot? As in the words of Keith Sweat…”something, something, something, something just ain’t righttttt”….with this story! Somebody somewhere is lying. So why were the police called Wells Fargo? Your statement doesn’t deny calling the police.

    • Al metzger on January 13, 2016 at 9:29 am

      Did you even READ the story?

  6. christopher mathews on January 12, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    They stated initially he had 200k on him but the police took 100k….technically you’re supposed to only have 10k on your person so they should have taken 190k…..just another attempt to inconvenience a young man with a few $$$$’s…..

  7. VNON on January 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    The saga(O&O) continues

  8. dnaner on January 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    They are saying that the guy tried to cash the check on his account. As for not having an account there I doubt very seriously that the employees who made that statement have access to those records. Those records are not accessed by all employees of a bank. You have to have clearance to see those accounts.

    • Tiffany on January 13, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      I was thinking that too. And isn’t ANY information in regards to account holder or not private? Something still seems very off here.

  9. regulater_5 on January 14, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Another dumb ass.