Rapper GILLIE DA KID has been cleared of all charges relating to a 2007 arrest for drugs. The hip-hop star, real name S'ard Nasir, spent time behind bars in February (07) after being detained by Philadelphia authorities in a drugs bust involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Cops discovered almost $500,000 (GBP250,000)-worth of marijuana in two houses allegedly run by Gillie and five associates. However, Gillie - who protested his innocence throughout the case - has now had charges of conspiracy and possession of narcotics with intent to deliver dropped. Meanwhile, the former Major Figgas MC has signed a new deal with Koch Records, ending speculation over his links with G-Unit and Atlantic Records. In a statement addressing his new record contract and legal issues, he says, "Shout out to Alan Grunblatt and Shadow Stokes at Koch for believing in a n**ga and standing by a n**ga through all of this... "Shout out to my manager Yanna B. for doin' her thing and holdin' me down, and a big shout out to Tony Draper for comin' in and helping me seal the deal..."
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