News: Flo Rida Details Animal Cruelty Mishap, "We Scared To Take The Fish Off The Hook" [Video]

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 2:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rapper Flo Rida recently spoke on the accusations that he performed an act of animal cruelty while on a promo tour in Kentucky.

The Florida-based emcee spoke with radio personality Big Boy about how the incident began.

"We get to this intersection, I'm talking about this main intersection and this dude is walking down the street with an animal," Flo explained. "So he stops right by my tour bus and holds it up and starts ripping it apart...My camera man just caught him on camera. Luckily he got it because we didn't know later on they were gonna be talking about they had a warrant for our bus. So we were at the light and took off...I knew we was good...So they got the dude. They actually got a picture of the dude. We wasn't the only ones that had a picture of the dude...They sent out they apologies and everything...Everybody in my camp, we scared to take a fish off the hook. You ain't gonna catch us picking up any animal." (Big Boy's Neighborhood)

He previously released a statement responding to the claims.

"While no one in my party was in any way involved in any incident, the media report that I saw was sickening. As an animal lover, I would never want to see cruelty inflicted upon them." (Statement)

Early reports surfaced where witnesses siid they watched the rapper's entourage engage in an act of cruelty.

Witnesses have come forward to allege that they saw two of the rapper's group killing a rabbit in Lexington, Kentucky, where Flo Rida had an in-store appearance on Wednesday, March 25. The witnesses say the two men killed the animal for no apparent reason and then boarded back on the tour bus to leave the area. Authorities are attempting to track down the tour bus and question the men believed to be involved. So far, the Lexington Police, Kentucky State Police and Lexington Animal Control have launched an investigation into the claims. (All Headline News)

The "Low" hitmaker was in Kentucky promoting the release of his album R.O.O.T.S.

Flo Rida will be hosting his new album release party Wednesday (March 25) at the Verizon Wireless Communications store across the street from Fayette Mall. Flo Rida will be playing songs off his album, R.O.O.T.S., which stands for "Routes of Overcoming the Struggle," starting at 12:30 p.m. The first 104 people in line will meet the rapper, according to radio station 104.5 The Cat's Web site. Puccini's Smiling Teeth will also provide pizza for the album release party. (KY Kernel)

Check out Flo Rida speaking with Big Boy below:

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