Rick Ross arrested on kidnap and assault charges

The rapper was also arrested for marijuana possession earlier in June

Rapper Rick Ross has been arrested for the second time this month.

The hip-hop star, real name William Roberts, has reportedly been arrested on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery in Georgia.

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Billboard report that the rapper was arrested outside his home in Fayette County on Wednesday (June 24). The US Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force confirmed the news but couldn’t disclose any further details. The Associated Press also reports that Ross’ bodyguard was also taken into custody.

Earlier this month, Rick Ross was pulled over by the police while driving, later being charged with one traffic violation and one count of marijuana possession. A spokesperson for the Georgia Sherriff’s office said that the Ross had been “very cooperative” with the authorities and did not appear to be under the influence when he was arrested.

The Sherriff’s office also confirmed that Ross had not received any special treatment while in custody and had to wait in line for several hours to be processed.

In 2014, Ross was arrested in North Carolina following his performance at SuperJam 2014 at the Greensboro Coliseum. A warrant was released for his arrest after he failed to attend a court date for a previous drug offence dating back to 2011. He was also arrested in Miami in 2008 on gun and drug possession charges.


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