J Diggs Arrested for Attempted Murder

Bay Area rapper is being held in Hawaiian jail following bar brawl.

Posted: 09/14/2012 05:58 PM EDT
J Diggs

J Diggs, co-owner and rapper for Thizz Entertainment — the record label founded by the late West Coast hip hop pioneer Mac Dre — was arrested with three Thizz associates in Hawaii recently on charges of assault and attempted murder.

Diggs and his entourage got into a brawl with security guards after being kicked out of the Big Kahuna Bar and Grill in Waikiki. In the scuffle, Diggs admits he attacked two guards with a board and says another man had his throat cut.

“The security punched [one] of my dudes in the jaw as the police were pulling up, so we went across the street and posted on the strip," Diggs explained in a statement. "Four large island security guards came across the street demanding us to get off the strip and that’s when it turned into an all-out brawl on Waikiki beach...I was charged with slapping and beating a 6 foot 4, 320 pound security [guard] and his friend with a board...another dude['s] throat is cut...and three out of the four went to the hospital with major head back and neck wounds. The dudes wrote statements against us and we were all charged."

Diggs and his three associates are currently being held in prison, each on $150,000 bail.

 

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(Photo: J Diggs/Myspace)

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