Ludacris’ manager and co-founder of the Disturbing Tha Peace record label, Chaka Zulu, was arrested and charged with murder.
According to WSB-TV, the music executive was arrested earlier this week in connection with a shooting in Atlanta that occurred on June 26.
Zulu, real name Ahmed Obafemi, was one of three people shot in the parking lot of a shopping center. The shooting left a 23-year-old man, Artez Benton, dead and another person in the hospital.
Zulu surrendered on September 13 and posted bond on the very same day. He was also hit with other charges, including aggravated assault, firearm possession during commission of a felony, and battery.
Back in June, TMZ reportedly spoke with sources who viewed surveillance footage, who claimed that Zulu was acting in self-defense outside of the APT 4B restaurant.
Gabe Banks, Zulu’s attorney, released the following statement to Channel 2 Action News:
“Mr. Chaka Zulu, a beloved son of the City of Atlanta, is disappointed in the Atlanta Police Department’s decision to bring charges against him surrounding the shooting that occurred in June 2022. A close review of all of the evidence, including the surveillance footage and eyewitness interviews, reveals that Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang of at least four (4) individuals (sadly including the decedent) and was forced to defend himself after this gang repeatedly stomped, punched, and kicked him while he was on the ground in a defenseless posture. Mr. Zulu was shot in the back during the shooting and nearly lost his life, and is still recovering from the nearly fatal injuries he sustained that evening. Mr. Zulu was at his place of business that night and had every right to defend himself. In an attempt to save his life, Mr. Zulu lawfully discharged his weapon in self-defense, a weapon that he is licensed to carry.”
Zulu and his attorney are confident that his name will be cleared of all charges.
This is a developing story.