Tough week for the rap industry. First, Puffy or Diddy or Inmate 2382 or whatever his name is next week, was arrested for attacking his son’s UCLA strength coach with a kettle bell for yelling at his son. Diddy, don’t be THAT dad. No one likes that dad.
In today’s news, Rick Ross Da Boss was arrested for the second time this month. But unlike his first arrest, this wasn’t a trivial charge like a misdemeanor for possession of weed. It was a tid bit more serious. According to TMZ, Ross was arrested Wednesday morning in Fayette County, Georgia and charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery.
The U.S. Marshals Service, who are typically brought in to handle high profile or dangerous warrants, indicate that the incident occurred about two weeks ago and it involved a dispute with a man who was working on one of his houses. Reportedly, Ross pistol-whipped the man and prohibited him from leaving the house, hence the kidnapping charge.
Shit, I like Ross DA BOSS. Not only his raspy flow but he seem(ed) like a dude you can chill by the pool with and pass around a blunt and shoot the shit with without pistol whipped a dude and holding him hostage in his house. It also strikes me as ironic that before he hit it big in the rap game, he was employed as a prison guard. But predictably, the transition from a law enforcement officer to a rap superstar comes with as much controversy as being a child molester then driving an ice cream truck. So, of course, after years of flat out denying his former occupation (see video below), Ross had to spin his story a bit in the first track ‘Rich is Gangsta’ from his album Mastermind, to let us know he ain’t about that ‘good cause’ lifestyle:
“Feds tore apart the squad n—a, that’s why I had to play the part n—a/That wasn’t me, it was a job n–a,” he raps, undeniably referencing the scandal. “It gets deeper, that was just a start, n—a.”
Well, Ricky Rozay, I hope you haven’t burned all bridges with your former co-workers because maybe they’ll throw you an extra biscuit from the cafeteria or something.