G-Eazy speaks out following assault and drug conviction

Rapper says he's "embarrassed" and "grateful as fuck to be a free man"

G-Eazy has issued a statement following his conviction for assault and drug possession in Sweden last week.

The rapper was arrested last Wednesday (May 2) in Stockholm and charged with “assaulting an officer, violent resistance and illegal drug possession”, according to reports.

In a police interrogation, the star (real name Gerald Earl Gillum) admitted that he hit a bouncer four times because his friends felt like they had been treated disrespectfully.

Gillum avoided jail time after pleading guilty to the charges. He was eventually released from custody and left the country to continue his European tour.

Now, writing on Instagram, Gillum has said that he is “embarrassed” and “grateful as fuck to be a free man”.

“Grateful & blessed to be free & safe,” he wrote. “Happy to be in Copenhagen tonight doing what I love most. Embarrassed & apologetic beyond words about the incident, but above all I’m so fucking grateful they let me go, craziest experience of my life, awful night with a lot of bad luck and some even worse decisions but like I said I’m grateful as fuck to be a free man, back on tour performing for the fans.”

“Thank you to everyone who’s held me down along the way and supported this journey, I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. Love.”

See G-Eazy’s post in full below:

The Oakland rapper released his third album ‘The Beautiful & Damned’ in December.

G-Eazy is due to play a number of UK and Ireland shows later this month and in June. His upcoming dates are below. Tickets are on sale here.

Tuesday 29 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Wednesday 30 – MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
Friday 1 – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sunday 3 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Tuesday 5 – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Wednesday 6 – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre