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Too $hort seems to have a problem with the way the media has been reporting his recent arrest in Idaho after a scuffle with security at a concert venue.

According to a police report, the scuffle began when Too $hort and his entourage attempted to bring underaged girls backstage after his performance, though the cops said that underaged meant under 21 and not under 18.

$hort released a statement to

“The accusations against me regarding my arrest in Idaho on July 15th, were untrue and exaggerated,” he said. “Normally I would ignore rumors, but because of the nature of the story that’s being spread I had to say something. I don’t blame these outlets for running with the story because it’s about Too $hort the ‘dirty rapper’ who has never had a scandal and it involved the words ‘underage girls.’ However, due to my work with young people in Oakland I am extremely outraged at the way I am being portrayed. The incident that night was completely taken out of context and I have not and never will take advantage of any woman that is underage. Never that!

“These days people believe everything that they see on TV and these blogs,” he continued. “I have been dedicated to youth organizations and wish to continue to support them and I do not want my community and especially young people that look up to me to think that this is the type of thing that I would do.”

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