Roddy Ricch was scheduled for a huge set at yesterday’s New York Governor’s Ball. Unfortunately, fans didn’t get to see him perform as he was arrested just before the show. Specifics on why Roddy was picked up by the police are now emerging.
Fans who showed up to see Roddy’s set were met with a message noting that Roddy Ricch would not be performing. This caused a lot of confusion, as the story hadn’t reached the public. News of his arrest followed soon after.
TMZ has now released further details on the arrest of Roddy Ricch. The rapper was picked up along with two other people riding in his car on weapons charges. Police found a loaded firearm and a large-capacity magazine that were ready to fire.
Ricch has been charged with four counts of criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, and unlawful possession of the same. Those are some serious charges, particularly in New York City. Roddy Ricch will now have to prepare his legal defense.
Roddy Ricch has shown that he is behind fellow rappers who are facing the long arm of the law. He recently tweeted that he was behind Gunna during his federal RICO case. Now, Roddy will be looking for support of his own. Time will tell if that support comes.
Roddy Ricch was supposed to be one of the big names at the Governor’s Ball. Instead, he will now face time behind bars. It’s a theme that is becoming all too common in the rap game.
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