Roddy Ricch arrested trying to enter Governors Ball festival with loaded weapon
The rapper was due to perform at the New York festival but his set was confirmed by the organisers to have been cancelled.
According to TMZ, Ricch was stopped at a security checkpoint upon arrival at the festival site at Queens’ Citi Field. Authorities are thought to have found a loaded firearm and nine rounds of ammunition inside his vehicle and the rapper and two other people were arrested.
Ricch has reportedly been charged with four counts of criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, and unlawful possession of an ammunition feeding device. He was reportedly taken into custody at Queens Central Booking and will remain there until he appears in court for an arraignment hearing on the charges.
NME has contacted representatives for the rapper for comment.
Ricch recently appeared on Post Malone’s single ‘Cooped Up’ and joined him on Saturday Night Live last month to give a performance of the track. He also appeared in the single’s official video, rapping alongside Post in a luxurious apartment.
Meanwhile, the star deactivated his social media accounts in February following fan backlash over a new song. After sharing a snippet of a track called ‘Out My Mind’, fans began leaving comments critiquing the sound and direction.
“I guess Ima flop now. Shit crazy,” Ricch wrote on his Instagram story a few hours later, before deactivating that account and his Twitter account. Both accounts have since been reactivated.
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Roddy Ricch was arrested for trying to enter Governors Ball festival with a loaded weapon yesterday (June 11), it has been reported. The rapper was due to perform at the New York festival but his set was confirmed by the organisers to have been cancelled. According to TMZ, Ricch was stopped at a security checkpoint…