Via- NBC News
Rapper Rick Ross and his bodyguard were arrested Wednesday morning following an assault earlier this month at the hip-hop mogul’s suburban Atlanta estate, authorities said.
Ross, 39, whose real name is William Roberts, has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated battery and aggravated assault, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Bodyguard Nadrian James, 42, faces kidnapping and aggravated battery charges.
Officials did not release details of the alleged June 7 assault at Ross’ mansion, a 235-acre compound in Fayetteville once owned by former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield.
But in an arrest warrant obtained by The Associated Press, both men are accused of forcing the victim into the guesthouse, down a hallway and into a bedroom, resulting in the kidnapping charges.
Ross then allegedly used a Glock handgun to strike the man in the head and body, and also pointed the weapon at him.
“The victim was then questioned under duress and forced to answer questions at gunpoint,” one of the arrest warrants states.
It’s unclear the relationship between Ross and the man, who suffered two chipped teeth and a neck injury.
“The victim lost use of his jaw and is restricted to soft foods and liquid diet only as a result of not being able to chew food,” an arrest warrant states.
Both Ross and James were in court Wednesday and denied bail, the AP reported.
Blogging about rappers being arrested is always tough. You never know what’s real and what’s not. Like the arrest itself is obviously real because there’s paperwork and court documents that say so, but unless you’ve been living your entire square ass life in a cave or something, everyone knows that sometimes rappers intentionally put themselves in sticky situations just to build that street cred. The rap game has gone soft. Gone are the days of Suge Knight hanging wanna be rappers off of balconies. Nowadays you have to get caught with a little dope on the tour bus, or pistol whip lowly construction workers in your home just to get people to take you seriously. I’m team Rozay all the way, but I just don’t know if I can drive off in the bandwagon on this one. If you’re a multi-platinum rapper with a ride or die crew and millions of dollars at your disposal don’t you get someone else to handle your dirty work at all times? I understand wanting to pistol whip some nimrod contractor if he’s causing problems in your domicile. Totally get that. My toilet has been running for like three months now and my landlord has yet to do anything about it and if I could smack him across the face with a Glock I’d definitely do so, but I’m also not a millionaire rap mogul. The smart play is to have one of the low men on the totem pole take care of this sad sack. Don’t you have Gunplay or Magazeen or one of the other bottomfeeder MMG rappers show this dude the back end of that blue steel? Rhetorical question. Yes, that’s absolutely what you do. Now you’re staring at legitimate hard time and going back to square one where it all started except this time you’ll be on the other side of the bars and U.O.E.N.O. it.