50 Cent calls Trey Songz domestic violence allegations a “money play”

Songz recently turned himself in to police

50 Cent has defended Trey Songz after the star was charged with domestic violence.

R&B performer Songz (real name Tremain Neverson) turned himself in to the LAPD last week. He is accused of attacking 33-year-old Andrea Buera at a party during last month’s NBA All Stars Weekend.

Rapper 50 Cent has now taken to Instagram to describe the allegations as a “money play”.

Sharing photos of Buera alongside a money bag emoji, he wrote: “This stripper joint Andrea got Lisa bloom talking bout Trey hit her, everybody know he ain’t hit her this a money play smh anything to get the Bag. #thesehoescrazy”.

Trey Songz

Trey Songz

Songz turned himself into the police last week whilst accompanied by his lawyer Shawn Holley, and was released following a payment of $50,000 bond.

In a tweet posted shortly after, Songz denied the accusations. “For weeks my lawyers and management have asked me not to comment on this, and I initially agreed, but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends and fans – especially the youth – need to hear from me,” he wrote, adding: “I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain.”

Earlier this month, Buera was granted a restraining order against Songz. Her attorney, Lisa Bloom, made the request as she was is afraid that she would run into the artist again in LA.

“We are taking this step today to protect my client’s right to peacefully live and work, and we will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement’s investigation of this serious matter,” Bloom said. “We are asking just one of them with a conscience to reach out to us and tell us what they saw.”

Upon hearing that the judge had given the restraining order, Bloom posted on Twitter: “There’s no excuse for violence against women. It must stop. It stops when [we] stand with victims.”