Shawty Redd, known for hits like Young Jeezy’s “Who Dat” and Snoop Dogg’s “Sexual Eruption,” has been cleared of some pretty heavy charges. The Atlanta-based producer fatally shot an acquaintance inside his home early last year, but his defense team put up a helluva fight and managed to get a justifiable homicide out of the whole situation. Read the statement from his lawyer, Ashutosh Joshi below.

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“The defense [in the trial] was clearly self-defense,” Joshi told MTV News. “We argued that Redd’s life was threatened both verbally and physically, and this occurred in his home and that he shot this gentleman as a result of that.”