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.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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