It pays to know Tyler Perry.
“Love & Hip Hop” star Juelz Santana was granted an extension on his prison surrender date, allowing him to see Perry before starting his sentence.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a New Jersey federal judge granted Juelz’s motion to delay his check-in date. His scheduled surrender date was January 30, 2019 but it’s now February 28, 2019.
The order allows the rapper to travel to Georgia in mid-February to attend a Tyler Perry Reunion shot at Perry’s Atlanta studio.
Juelz was ordered to surrender to a Virginia prison before noon that day.
As The Blast first reported, Juelz petitioned for the extension, saying the Tyler Perry event is “connected to his participation in the television show ‘Love & Hip Hop.’ It is crucial to his professional career that he be able to participate, and it will provide closure for him as he embarks on his term of imprisonment.”
Last year, Juelz was indicted on two federal firearms charges related to bringing a .38-caliber Derringer to Newark Liberty International airport back in March.
He was released on $500,000 bond and was ordered to wear an ankle monitor and be on house arrest at his mother’s New Jersey home.
While out on bond, the judge approved Juelz Santana traveling outside New Jersey to tour and to tape “Love & Hip Hop in New York.”
In December, the rapper entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 27 months in prison.