UPDATE: According to a statement from J-Kwon's label, Gracie Entertainment, the rapper contacted someone at the company today.Dorian Washington, co-CEO of Gracie and CEO of D.Wash Management says:
"I am very happy to let everyone know that I personally spoke with J-Kwon today, and he is okay. He'd like to send a sincere apology to his friends and everyone who showed concern this week. He was taking some time to himself as he sometimes does, not realizing that people would start to worry after a while. A few days out of touch versus a month is quite a difference. Right now he just wants to keep doing what he's doing, and will be more available for those who care about him. We thank you again for your outreach, and we are relieved to know he'll be alright."
St. Louis-based rapper J-Kwon has not been heard from in over a month, according to reps for his label, Gracie Productions.
The company is now asking fans for help in finding him.
“J-Kwon is a big part of the Gracie family, and we are obviously increasingly worried and want to make sure he is ok," said label CEO/President Tony Bucher in a statement.
"We’ve already received thousands of emails from fans and supporters who are worried about J-Kwon, and we want everyone to know how much we appreciate the love and support,” he continued. “If anyone has seen J-Kwon or has access to him, please let him know we are worried about him, and to please let us know everything is ok."
A Jermaine Dupri protégé best known for his 2004 top-five Billboard single, “Tipsy,” J-Kwon was set to release a self-titled album later this month.
Anyone who has any details of J-kwon whereabouts can contact Gracie productions. —Jonathon Eiseman