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Last week Cleveland rapper Q Money arrested for murder after he allegedly accused gunned down a fellow rapper in the victim's cousin's living room - but his family is adamant that Q was acting in self-defense.

"First, we would like to send out our deepest condolences to the Chappell Family at this unfortunate time of loss. We were very familiar with Calvin Alexander Chappell in his younger years with our son. He was a kind young man with a bright future as a singing recording artist," the statement to ABC News 5 begins.

The letter goes on to detail Q's rise in the music industry as well as touching on the recent death of Nipsey Hussle.

"We feel Qamar was a victim in this situation as well due to his life being completely being altered behind this event. Qamar is an energetic, enthusiastic young man and has no malice in his heart for anyone. As the facts and evidence continue to become available, we are sure that they will show that Qamar acted in self-defense from feeling as though his life was at risk and being threatened. We are deeply saddened by the way the information that has been released portrays the night in question. We are here 100% to support our Son Qamar," the statement continues.

The statement concludes: " On April 18th, 2019 Qamar turned himself into the Atlanta Dekaulb County Police for further review of this case. We are praying for the Chappell family and we ask that you keep our family in your prayers as well. We look forward to a positive outcome for our son Qamar “QMoneyyyyy” Williams."