Rapper ERICK SERMON has insisted his recent injuries were due to a car crash, and not a fall from a window, as police claimed at the time.
As previously reported on NME.COM, New Jersey police claimed the rapper suffered serious injuries after he fell from a three storey building at the house of a woman friend he was visiting.
It was claimed the unidentified female left briefly, returning to find him gone and the window open. On looking out the window she discovered Sermon lying on his back in a parking lot, bleeding from the head.
However, speaking for the first time since the accident, Sermon insisted that he was involved in a car crash, as was claimed by his record label on his admission into hospital (September 25).
He told MTV news: “There’s no window, there’s no fall. Get that out of your head. I didn’t fall from nothing like that. I would have been laid up for months and months.
“I’m 250 (pounds), I ain’t jumping from nothing. I just don’t get that. This is one of the best times in my life. Me jumping out the window, or trying to commit suicide, I was like ‘Are y’all serious?’ I’m like ‘Yo, where did they get that from?’ I just want to say that what they said is not true. I had just finished doing my video, I was excited about that. I was riding around, just happy and chillin’. Got to Jersey and that was it. Got to the wrong spot where I wasn’t supposed to be at. I woke up in the hospital.”
Sermon, formerly one half of influential hiphop duo EPMD, has been enjoying a resurgence of late. He reappeared in the mainstream with ‘Music’, his track built around a sample lifted from Marvin Gaye, enjoying US chart and sales success. He has also been working on the soundtrack to the forthcoming Redman and Method Man comedy feature film ‘How High’, and was set to release his new solo album, also titled ‘Music’, featuring appearances from R Kelly, Foxy Brown, Redman and Debbie Harry.