Despite his ongoing legal battle, Juelz Santana is in full work mode.

According to USA Today, the 36-year-old says he’s focusing on new music while he remains under house arrest on weapons-related charges.

“I’m in the house all day so it’s the best time to do that right now,” he said.

Santana was arrested back in March after TSA agents discovered a loaded firearm and eight oxycodone pills inside his carry-on luggage at Newark Liberty International Airport. Santana fled the scene immediately after authorities found the contraband; however, he turned himself in several days later and was ultimately charged with two felonies: possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as well as carrying a weapon on an aircraft. Each of those counts carries a maximum of 10 years in prison.

On Thursday, Santana’s attorney Brian Nearly pleaded not guilty to the weapons-related charges on the rapper’s behalf. The Diplomats MC is now confined to his mother’s home in New Jersey as he awaits the court’s ruling.

“I’m not a bad guy,” the rapper told USA Today Network. “Family man, just praying for the best outcome, you know what I mean? Put it in God’s hands at the end of the day.”

Less than two weeks ago, Santana's legal team submitted a motion seeking to take the rapper off of house arrest, stating he needed to travel in order to provide for his family; however, his attorneys later rescinded the request.