Luke to Miami City: “Fine Then, I’m Outta Here”

- By Bossip Staff

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Luke just wants to be a community activist and help the kids, but he claims the city of Miami is hellbent on preventing that, so he is blowing that joint:

Mere hours after supposedly being arrested for failure to pay child support, Hip-Hop pioneer Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell is painting the incident as a conspiracy to prevent his community outreach activities.

In an exclusive statement to AllHipHop.com, Campbell accused the Miami Herald and the city judicial system of releasing disinformation about his alleged arrest, which he said stemmed from legal bills, as opposed to back child support.

“This is another attempt by the courts of Miami-Dade county to stop me from working with the community,” Luther Campbell told AllHipHop.com. “Jennifer Lebovich from the Miami Herald erroneously reported that I went to jail for failure to pay child support when in fact I’m the first person I know of to go to jail for failure to pay attorney’s fees and not child support. The matter at issue pertained to attorney’s fees. Please note that my payment of $11,613.10 for actual child support was paid back in October 23, 2008. Therefore, my payment as to child support was and is current.”

Campbell has been active in various communities in Miami-Dade county, including the Liberty City projects, where he was raised.

Just last month, a masked gunman used an AK-47 assault rifle to murder 2 teenagers and injure 7 people in Liberty City.

Following the deadly shooting, Luke made a public promise to further entrench himself in the community to prevent further bloodshed.

“More people died [on that day] in the city of Miami then in Iraq. The sad thing is they are kids,” Campbell explained to AllHipHop.com in January. “This needs to stop and we know how to stop it. To fight a war you have to be on the front lines.”

However, Campbell claims his efforts have been blocked by the city of Miami, and the alleged child support arrest is the last straw.

“At this point I am tired of fighting the city of Miami,” Campbell admitted. “I’m putting my house up for sale and getting the hell out. If you want to buy it let me know.”

If he makes good on his promise, Luke will be leaving Miami after cultivating a musical legacy as a label CEO, promoter, artist, and free speech trailblazer that extends back to 1985, when he founded legendary label Luke Skyywalker Records.

What say, y’all; does the city of Miami have a hard-on for Luke and is trying to stop his positive work, or does he have their honest and integrity-influenced police work confused??

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  • Nique

    First of all, he needs to try and reach out to his own damn kids before trying to better the community. You have to start with yourself first Luke!

  • Fatimah

    1st to say who cares

  • Fatimah

    ok 2nd. and i agree with Nique.

  • Nique

    lol..nice try Fatimah 🙂

  • http://bossip Shaunie27

    AH DAUYUM UNCLE LUKE, DON’T YOU KNOW THAT QUITING’S FOR QUITTERS!!!

  • The Foosa

    @Nique

    and you know he isnt reaching out to his kids how??

  • Nique

    @ The Foosa

    Didnt claim I did know..Just stating my opinion about it in general. Dont get all in your feelings…

  • SUSPECT

    GO BACK ON TOUR AND DO THE NASTY MUSIC, SEX SELLS. LOL!!

  • simply delicioso

    he and nwa have been targets since the 80’s…i dont blame luke…luke is a cool dude…minus the exploitation of women…

  • The Foosa

    @ Nique

    here is your statement “First of all, he needs to try and reach out to his own damn kids before trying to better the community. You have to start with yourself first Luke!”

    Your statment implies that he doesnt have a relationship with his kids…so i want to know how you know, and you reply with ” Didnt claim I did know…Just stating my opinion about it in general.”

    basically, you are speaking on this man’s relationship with his children, yet you are clueless as to what that relationship is? Are we bitter a bit? Personally, i wouldnt speak on another man’s relationship with his children unless i knew what was going on…but thats just me.

  • plum

    The exploitation of women, this fool displays is crazy. BYE LUKE EHN YOU LEAVING

  • Mr. FAMU

    Its sad that they would try to impede that man trying to bring progress and care to the kids of that city who need it so bad. But hey maybe he can fly in from time to time.

  • m

    @ nique,
    i have to agree with the foosa. what does not paying attorney fees have anything to do with what kind of father you are?

  • Nique

    You are really taking my comments to heart like I personally offended you. It sounds to me like might have some back child support you might want to look into.

  • Nique

    @ m

    I wasnt commenting on the attorney fees…

  • Roe ski Love -Your Favorite Left Handed Capricorn

    Yes the POPO is targeting luke not because he does good, but because of the so called exploitation of females and the fact that he’s not connected to their bullshit progerams where officer friendly visits you center. He is right to say goodbye to people who don’t understand what he is trying to accomplish. It does take someone who grew up in the inviroment to know how to deal with underprivledged children, and the police are not the answer. More comments to come after I eat lunch. Later!

  • The Foosa

    @ Nique

    Naw, no child support in my life. For the record, im married and my kids are very, very, very well taken care of.

  • http://bossip.com tasty t

    LUKE THAT EXCUSE DOES NOT WORK NIGGA PAY UP…….

  • DR.FUNK

    Glad he set the record straight.Still it sounds a little like over reaction.

  • BYOB

    @ Nique

    hi hater you see me

  • Voice of Reason

    He didn’t pay his bills. It doesn’t matter whether the money owed was for child support or attorney’s bills. He’s a deadbeat PERIOD. If he really wants to better the community he needs to take care of his bills first. I’m sure Miami will be better without him. Good riddance!

  • Nique

    @ The Foosa

    Thats good for you..

    @ BYOB

    No nigga I dont SEE you-we’re on online.

  • truth, iam a girl

    THIS IS TERRIBLE!!! Dag if people want to do something good make SURE YOUR BACKGROUND-MEANING PERSONAL LIFE is STRAIGHT FIRST!!!! Dag we need folks like him to get it together fa they kids and community!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! grr

  • 2dimplzs

    Nique –

    I couldn’t have said it better!!! Nicca reach out to your OWN KIDS! Do something for them and maybe your sorry, gap toothed butt wouldn’t be getting arrested!!!!! Who can respect a man who would rather do for other kids before he does for his own???

  • Nique

    @ 2dimplzs

    Thanks…Had some mofo’s on my ass hard about my comments.

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