Shyheim Reacts To Drug Raid Arrest, Criticizes NYPD & Maintains His Innocence

Exclusive: Shyheim The Rugged Child claims he got a raw deal by the NYPD in a drug raid earlier this week. Fresh out of jail and on the phone with HipHopDX, he admits he's facing "some years."

Longtime Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated Staten Island, New York emcee Shyheim was recently arrested after police searched his house and, according to a story published on SILive.com, found a .32 caliber revolver, a Xanax pill, more than 40 glassines of heroin and other drug paraphernalia. The search, which was conducted by the Staten Island Gang Squad with the aid of a warrant, has brought about serious charges for the Rugged Child rapper which include second degree criminal-possession of a weapon and the possession of a controlled substance.

Shyheim Addresses Drug Arrest

Speaking to HipHopDX Friday afternoon shortly after his release, Shyheim was unable speak explicitly on any of his case’s details but maintained his innocence while speaking to the gravity of the charges: “I really can’t talk about the case, but you know, shit, [it’s] not looking too good right now. But, I [maintain] my innocence, I’m innocent. And that’s that. I don’t really know what else to say: I’m out, I’m okay, I’m healthy [and] I wanna thank everybody for their support. I just got out a couple of hours ago so my mind is all over the place you know what I’m sayin’, but it is some very serious charges, I’m looking at some serious time of course.”

Shyheim, who served federal time for an attempted robbery in 2002, went on to speak more specifically about his own situation as well as the often questionable practices of his local police department: “I just want people to know, of course you know the NYPD have a history of not flying straight, you know what I’m saying? Pretty much that. I remain that I’m innocent and I will fight it to the end, that’s basically all that I can do. There’s a lot of illegal stuff that went down in the procedures that wasn’t supposed to take place but my attorneys is on it and you know we gonna fight. I’m not the first person that this happened to, there’s a lot of innocent people in the prison system today and it’s just sad but true [that] you’re guilty until you’re proven innocent. I just really want to thank everybody for their support, the whole Hip Hop community [and] my family and friends for just being supportive.”

The onetime Big Daddy Kane protege continued, “You know, with this system man if you don’t have no attention to it they tend to try to do what they want to do to people from my community, I’m an artist but this happens to people everyday. Like I said, they don’t always play fair. I don’t want people to think that I’m just somebody out here living reckless, you know what I’m saying. Yeah I had my brushes with the law in the past but I served my time for that and in this situation right here I’m not guilty.”

Shyheim Breaks Down The Commissary

Despite these recent events, Shyheim also reported that his next album is done and he is continuing to prep its release: “Right now the album is called The Commissary, it’s featuring Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Sean Price, Cappadonna, Inspectah Deck, Ras Kass, Naughty By Nature, Lords Of The Underground, Mya. It’s a great album, I think it’s some of my best work.”

Shyheim would not say when he is due back in court but HipHopDX will update this story as more information allows.

RELATED: Shyheim Arrested Following Police Raid In Staten Island

38 Comments

  • IROC

    Good to hear this brother is out of jail and i pray he get it together, the entertainment field is rough so many child stars are left high and dry after they use them up , sounds like he got a hot cd dropping only time will tell

  • Anonymous

    dem crackas always hunting at black man

  • foekist

    Ask Scarface and he'll tell you the truth..."The White man set him up!"

  • Anonymous

    shyheim is hustling but hope he does drops some new material

  • Brizz

    DX really need to start moderating their comment section. Its getting unreadable. I think people in here are way up on some high horses judging and talking shit. Go back and listen to your imaginary fairy tale rappers your fucking tools. Been waiting for manchild 2 for a minute, now the commissary apparently. Drop it fast man! Best of luck in court even though it doesent look good from the read. Stay up, much love from sweden. pz.

  • Anonymous

    Album sounds pretty tight, when's that shit comin out?

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  • Anonymous

    Scarface and his band called The Porch monkeys play Jimmy Fallon tonight!

  • dentaldamboy

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  • Julio From Up The Block

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Dudes always sober up when those charges start piling up! When those years start getting tacked on! You wasn't sounding all humble when you had "40 Glassines" of Horse were you? You innocent though, I know. It's not your dope and you have no clue who's dope it is right? Anyway dude, YO AZZ GOING TO JAIL! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Dumb AZZ

  • HAHA

    got caught with an illegal gun and drugs.. and your innocent? whats crazy comment is next? saying white people is the reason why you were in jail for drugs and guns your posessed..nah never that right!!

    • HAHA

      i know your innocent, white people made you put heroine and guns in your house bec slavery ended almost 200 years ago and we want you back! so we set this up in design to bring back slavery to the hiphop world.. is it working? if it wasnt us it was the government!!

    • Shyheim

      nigga fuk outta here, im innocent bitchcccc

  • B Easy

    The New York Pig Department is known to be corrupt so I understand what Sha is saying. Guilty to proven innocent is correct. The oinks just busted into his house and happened to catch him with all of this... lets not pretend like they haven't be known to set people up. All I know is FCUKFIVEOOH!!

  • Not a Nigga but A Proud Black Man

    yeah yeah i did nothing. The police is to blame, the goverment is to blame, my parents are to blame, it was the fault of my dog, it was the fault of the weather. Typical niggas always somebody else is to blame.

  • Art Brooks

    So U're pretty much getting locked up 'til 2025 dude.

  • Anonymous

    How are you innocent when these things were in your house? Don't blame the cops for your stupid choices.

    • DonJesusMedina

      They Actually have FBI Files On the Wu go read that shit its crazy they were giving niggas that got arrested less time if they said the wu tang clan told them to do it

    • Anonymous

      its was part of an illuminati conspiracy to bring down the wu-tang clan

  • Anonymous

    Bye Bye Shyheim.

  • Rick

    This dude...should of been on the back of a milk cartoon. Y'all should checkout thegrandreport.com, they be having some good reads to

  • Anonymous

    heroin and a gun in your crib but your innocent. lol sure!!! It wasnt Me - Shaggy

  • Anonymous

    this is sum real irrelevant shit...

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