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Juelz Santana

Born:    February 18, 1982
Birthplace:   New York, NY
Zodiac Sign:  Aquarius

LaRon Louis James aka Juelz Santana, is an American rapper and actor. He is from the Harlem neighborhood in New York City, and is a member of East Coast hip hop group The Diplomats (also known as Dipset). He appeared on Cam'ron's 2002 singles, "Oh Boy" and "Hey Ma", as well as Chris Brown 2005 #1 single, "Run It!". In 2003, his debut album From Me to U was released by Roc-A-Fella Records; his next album What the Game's Been Missing! (2005) contained the top-ten single "There It Go (The Whistle Song)".

Santana has resided Englewood, New Jersey with his wife Kimbella Vanderhee. Together, they have three children, a son named Juelz Santana James (born 2010) a daughter named Bella Monroe James (born 2012), and a son named Santana James (born 2019). Santana also has a son from a previous relationship, LaRon Louis James, Jr. (born 2003).

On November 23, 2018, Santana proposed to Kimbella during the Diplomats show at the Apollo Theater. The pair married on January 10, 2019.

In March 2018, Santana fled Newark Liberty International Airport, leaving his passport, identification and luggage behind after Transportation Security Administration agents examining his carry-on luggage found a loaded .38-caliber handgun inside his bag, as well as eight oxycodone pills. After going on the run for 3 days, Santana turned himself into the custody of the Port Authority Police Department on March 12. On March 26, Santana was denied bail. Santana was released from custody on April 6, 2018, when his mother posted $500,000 bail after putting her house up. He was ordered to remain in the custody of his mother and remained on house arrest at his mother's residence in New Jersey while he awaited a federal trial. He was later allowed to tour with the Diplomats throughout 2018 on their reunion tour, under the condition that his mother accompanied him. On December 18, Santana was sentenced to 27 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release. Santana began serving his sentence at the medium security FCI Petersburg in Hopewell, Virginia on March 1, 2019.


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