News: Charles Hamilton Undergoes Psych Evaluation Behind Bars
Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 5:33PM
Troubled rapper Charles Hamilton is reportedly still stuck behind bars for his role in an alleged Cleveland police assault case stemming from last month.
Details surrounding Hamilton's current condition emerged online Tuesday (January 4).
Hamilton is still in Cleveland county jail for a felony assault charge from last month, but today (January 4) the troubled rapper was in court, where he was referred to a psychiatric clinic. A clerk for the Cayuga County Court of Common Pleas confirmed with XXLMag.com that Hamilton will be evaluated by the court's psychiatric facility to see if he is competent to stand trial in the case. He will not receive another court date until the report comes back. The clerk says that usually doesn't come for a couple of weeks. (XXL Mag)
Initial information on Hamilton's December 10th arrest was revealed a few weeks ago.
Where is Charles Hamilton? Well, he was arrested last week in Ohio for assault. Details are sketchy, but he allegedly was causing a disturbance at various bars. When he was confronted by a cop, he punched the officer in the face. Apparently he's still in custody with bail set at $25,000. (Rap Radar)
The rapper made headlines after checking into a New York mental hospital last summer.
"Basically my stay here [NY Presbyterian Mental Hospital] is like identical to my stay in the industry. As far as being the new guy in here having to deal with politics & people trying to control you. The critics would have to be the doctors and the rounds [medicine guys]. So you can say this is like an experiment to see if the industry is really like an asylum or if I was the one bugging. Some say the Industry is like High School but it's just like a [mental hospital]." (Bossip)
After being released, rapper B.o.B. vouched for the afflicted emcee, promising he was still sane.
"You have to understand... Charles Hamilton is not crazy," says B.o.B of his longtime ally. "He was in a place of extreme possibilities music-wise. He has not veered in on the reality that he wants to create. As with all artists, if we were astronauts we would be on Pluto [laughs]. We dance on the line of insanity. We really do. If you look at some of the greatest artists in history, they were really out there. It's like that movie Inception. If you don't keep something like a totem to keep you remembering who you are, you'll get lost...Charles and I are cool. I talk to him a lot. He's always discovering himself, putting his experiences into his music." (VIBE)
Check out some recent Charles Hamilton footage down below: