Too $hort checked in with XXL to explain his arrest, as previously reported:
â€œThe accusations against me regarding my arrest in Idaho on July 15th, were untrue and exaggerated,â€ he said. â€œNormally I would ignore rumors, but because of the nature of the story thatâ€™s being spread I had to say something. I donâ€™t blame these outlets for running with the story because itâ€™s about Too $hort the â€˜dirty rapperâ€™ who has never had a scandal and it involved the words â€˜underage girls.â€™ However, due to my work with young people in Oakland I am extremely outraged at the way I am being portrayed. The incident that night was completely taken out of context and I have not and never will take advantage of any woman that is underage. Never that!
â€œThese days people believe everything that they see on TV and these blogs,â€ he continued. â€œI have been dedicated to youth organizations and wish to continue to support them and I do not want my community and especially young people that look up to me to think that this is the type of thing that I would do.â€