Roddy Ricch was detained while attempting to enter Governors Ball on Saturday night, June 11th, and was unable to play at the Queens, New York festival. He was charged with four counts of illegal possession of a weapon, one count of unlawful possession of a large capacity ammo feeding mechanism, and one case of criminal possession of a weapon. The weapon charges have now been dismissed.
According to the Daily News and Rolling Stone, the criminal accusations have now been dropped. Ricch played at the Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday night. The rapper led the audience in yelling “F-ck the NYPD!” according to footage shared on social media.
Fans expecting Roddy Ricch to perform were greeted with a notice stating that Roddy Ricch will not be performing. Two other people were arrested in addition to the rapper. With a simple message on Twitter, the festival informed Ricch’s admirers of the news.
Roddy Ricch became famous after the release of his track “Die Young.” Ricch has now won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance and been nominated for numerous other awards. Despite the fact that things appeared to be looking better for the 23-year-old musician, the recent arrest by New York City Police appears to have put a bump in his progress.
As we reported earlier, Ricch was released from custody following an incident at the New York Governors Ball security checkpoint. Roddy was photographed looking as cheerful and elegant as ever after his release from prison, undoubtedly glad to be able to return to his work. Now that the weapons possession charges have been dropped, he can rest easy. Pitchfork has reached out to Roddy’s representatives for comment and additional information.
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