Yung Bans’ 2016 murder charge has reportedly been dropped. On Monday (Dec. 2), the rapper informed his Twitter followers that he was finally off house arrest and ready to go on tour.
“Just got off house arrest and beat my case after 4 years,” he wrote. “I think it’s time to get up a tour where y’all want me to come?”
Just got off house arrest and beat my case after 4 years I think it’s time to set up a tour where y’all want me to come?— YUNG BANS (@YUNGBANS) December 3, 2019
Bans also celebrated his freedom in an Instagram post.
“I just got off house arrest today and beat my case after 4 years sh*t crazy Thank you to all my friends, family, & fans everybody who helped me get through it,” he wrote. “The only thing is I have to go to college what school should I go 2?
Bans was arrested and charged with the December 2015 murder and burglary of Jose Greer back in February 2016, when he was 16 years old. According to court documents obtained by XXL on Wednesday (Dec. 3), the rapper pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary in the first degree and accepted a 10-year probation sentence. His felony murder charge, however, was dropped.
Prosecutors alleged that Bans was inside the getaway car with Maxx Pritchett when Mark Spencer and Lil’ Che Stafford broke into Jose Greer’s Atlanta apartment. Fearing for his life, Greer jumped off his balcony and died due to injuries. Spencer and Stafford were convicted of murder after the incident in October 2018 and were sentenced to life in prison.
In a statement released to XXL, Bans said he’s ready to move on.
“This is the start of a new life for me I got nothing holding me back I wanna thank my family and all my fans for keeping me sane during this whole situation,” he said. “Now it’s time to go up.”
This year, the Atlanta-bred rapper released his debut studio album, Misunderstood. The 19-track record followed his previous Yung Bans mixtapes and featured collaborations with Slim Santana, Gunna, Young Thug, Future, NAV, Lil Durk, 03 Greedo, XXXTENTACION, Lil Tjay and YNW Melly.