Rapper MC SOLAR has slammed reports he is preventing his collaborator and pal Guru's family from visiting his hospital bedside as he recovers from a heart attack.
The 43 year old, real name Keith Elam, has been under doctors' care at a New York hospital since suffering a heart attack last week (28Feb10). He underwent surgery on Monday (01Mar10) and issued a statement on Wednesday (03Mar10) to assure fans he was "fine" but "weak" after the operation.
He added that MC Solar - real name Claude M'Barali - was "the only person who has the accurate info on my situation".
But the rapper came under fire from Elam's nephew Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff, who alleged even the star's mother could not get past M'Barali to see her ailing son.
Now, M'Barali has now addressed the claims made by the Elam family - insisting he is in touch with them every day.
He says, "I have nothing but the deepest love and respect for the Elam family. But I have not stopped anybody from seeing him. Guru's brother, sister and niece has (sic) visited with him and his brother was here for three days. I am in touch with them on a daily basis.
"Guru's family dynamic and who he wants to look out for his interests is Guru's business and best left to Guru to discuss. I will state that Guru wanted this matter to be kept private to protect his loved ones and fans from this ordeal and from it becoming a circus, which it is becoming."