ATLANTA - A hairstylist accused of opening fire in a rival salon spoke out on an Atlanta radio station Friday. He said he’s not worried about police looking for him.
Celebrity hair stylist Derek J makes regular appearances on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and has appeared in the documentary "Good Hair." A gunshot mark can still be seen in his floor.
“I’m upset because my floor is messed up,” J told Young.
He said it all stemmed from a bad hairdo. Atlanta police sources told Young the client involved is Nefe, the sister of R&B superstar Keyshia Cole.
"Her (hair was) messed up to the point we didn't know what to do. So I was just like, reach out to the stylist and say 'Hey, what did you use, what did you do?" and it turned from a professional conversation to more of an argument but we thought it was done," J said.
A few hours later, the other stylist showed up with a gun, police said. Officers have identified him as Corwin Pledger. He also calls himself a celebrity stylist.
"Before turning away, he waved the gun in my face and said, 'You don't think I will?' And I backed up," stylist Lisa Holland said.
Sources told Young that Pledger said on the radio that he was aiming for the stylist’s foot. Atlanta police are now trying to get a hold of the radio recordings to use in their case against Pledger.