Rapper Juvenile (real name: Terius Gray) surrendered to New Orleans police to face robbery and battery charges. The 28-year-old entertainer was booked yesterday (Sept. 17) in the alleged beating and r

Rapper Juvenile (real name: Terius Gray) surrendered to New Orleans police to face robbery and battery charges. The 28-year-old entertainer was booked yesterday (Sept. 17) in the alleged beating and robbery of his barber in May. He was released on bond.

Police said the barber, Bert Williams, and the rap star got into an argument May 29 at a New Orleans grocery store. According to the police report, Juvenile allegedly punched Williams, and then two of the rapper's associates, whom police did not identify, took $200 from Williams' pocket. Sgt. Paul Accardo said the argument occurred after Juvenile accused Williams, 27, of making and selling a bootleg recording of one of his CDs.

Juvenile, who grew up in the Big Easy's Magnolia housing development, could not be reached for comment.

This is not the first time the artist has brushed up against the law. In March 2001, the rapper was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a bottle, battery on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest without violence, police said. Last summer, Jackson Saintagne of Miami filed a $5 million lawsuit against the rapper seeking damages for pain and suffering.

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