Roddy Ricch Arrested For Weapons Possession Prior To The Governors Ball Show
Roddy Ricch did not attend the Governors Ball on Saturday (June 11) as planned. Instead, he was reportedly arrested on weapons possession charges just hours before his performance.
Roddy and his group were stopped at a CITI Field security checkpoint, according to TMZ. Authorities uncovered a loaded pistol, nine rounds of ammo, and a big magazine when searching the vehicle.
Governors Ball responded with a tweet that stated, “Unfortunately Roddy Ricch is no longer performing today.”
Roddy and two other people were eventually detained and charged with four charges of criminal weapon possession, possession of a large capacity ammo feeding mechanism, and unauthorized possession of that equipment.
The arrest is yet another low moment in rap’s relationship with law enforcement, especially in New York during festival season. Fetty Wap was jailed on federal narcotics charges prior to his appearance at Rolling Loud New York last year. Five New York rappers, including the late Pop Smoke, Sheff G, Casanova, Don Q, and 22GZ, were barred from playing at Rolling Loud New York in 2019.
Governors Ball has been scrambling to find acts to perform in recent weeks. Due to “circumstances beyond [their] control,” Migos announced on Tuesday (June 7) that they will no longer be performing at the event.
Lil Wayne was supposed to take Migos’ position on the list, but due to a “flight disruption,” he couldn’t perform on Friday (June 10) and was replaced by A$AP Ferg.
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