Date: 4th January 2001

Puff Gets Closer To Lopez Following Gun Charges

PUFF DADDY and JENNIFER LOPEZ's relationship has been strengthened by his New York nightclub shooting charges.

The HATE ME NOW rapper says he has become closer to the sexy singer/actress in the past year. He explains, "If anything it has made my relationship with her stronger, and more importantly, my friendship with her stronger. We are going through a trying time together."

Puff is going back to court next week (08JAN01) and could face a maximum of 15 years behind bars for the gun charges. But he insists, "I did not have a gun on that night and I'm falsely accused for a crime I did not commit. "I definitely need the support of my friends and family and community to at least give me the benefit of the doubt and make sure that I get a fair and unbiased trial." (MB/WNV/RGS)

Source: WENN