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Former Bad Boy Records artist Loon, now known as Amir Muhadith, has been battling a legal matter from his past that came to an unfortunate end this week. After an arrest in November 2011 in Belgium, Muhadith was slapped with drug charges, with the United States requesting he be extradited. On Tuesday (July 16), Muhadith learned he will have to serve a 14-year sentence.

Speaking from a North Carolina detention center after serving five months in Brussel prior, Muhadith’s Islamic faith remains unbroken despite the failed effort on social media to have the judge in his case recognize he has changed his former ways. In candid but measured fashion, Muhadith breaks down how the conspiracy drug charges were handed down, and the origin of the matter.

“In 2008, some individuals had crossed my path who were interested at one point about the music business,” explained Muhadith. “These individuals called me about something that was totally away from the life I was living. The fact that I responded to these individuals placed me under the umbrella of conspiracy.”

Muhadith continues saying that when the unnamed persons were caught in North Carolina, the United States government included him as one of the conspirators in the heroin case, and even considered him the ringleader of the botched operation.

Muhadith has drummed up the support of many fellow Muslims worldwide, and his Twitter and Facebook pages are filled with words of encouragement despite the outcome handed down on Monday. In the interview, Muhadith accepted his fate and thanked everyone who supported him during his ordeal.

Listen to the Amir Muhadith statement from jail in the audio clip below.

Photo: OnIslam