Charges Against Roddy Ricch Have Been Dropped, And He Has Been Released From Custody
Roddy Ricch is no longer a prisoner.
The rapper was released from detention on Sunday afternoon, just 24 hours after being arrested on firearms charges ahead of his Governors Ball concert. Roddy and two friends were driving to the festival when their vehicle was halted at a security checkpoint. Police allegedly discovered a loaded pistol, nine rounds of ammunition, and a large-capacity magazine after examining the vehicle.
Roddy was charged with four counts, including criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity ammo feeding mechanism, and unauthorized possession of that equipment, along with his chauffeur Carlos Collins and bodyguard Michael Figueroa. Roddy was freed from detention on Sunday afternoon, and all accusations against him and Collins were dismissed.
According to the New York Daily News, Figueroa was arrested and charged in Queens Criminal Court. Roddy posted a video of himself beaming after being released from detention to Instagram Stories, along with a Star of David as a comment. He returned to the stage shortly after his release, leading the crowd in an anti-police chant during Hot 97’s Summer Jam at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. “I need everybody to say ‘F**k NYPD,'” he said to the audience, who agreed.