News: Diddy's Bad Boy Protégé Thrown In Las Vegas Jail, Hits Include Extortion & Battery
Monday, Mar 25, 2013 9:03AM
Former Bad Boy Records artist Chopper Young City reportedly suffered the wrath of law enforcement last week, being thrown behind bars after a fugitive warrant was issued for his arrest.
According to reports, the New Orleans hip-hop artist's September 2012 crimes finally caught up to him while out in Las Vegas.
Barnes, 28, who was known as "Chopper Young City" during his glint of fame appearing on the MTV show "Making the Band 2," was busted for simple battery, unauthorized use of a movable and extortion, from a pair of alleged crimes last September, New Orleans police say. Details on those crimes were not immediately available. The allegations of extortion and unauthorized use of a vehicle stem from an incident Sept. 6. The simple battery allegation is from a separate incident on Sept. 22, police say. Barnes was arrested just after midnight Tuesday morning at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, around a shopping center called Town Square. (NOLA)
A fight is what reportedly led to Chopper having police sent his way.
According to Las Vegas police, Barnes was stopped after a report of a fight just after midnight. Barnes faces no charges in Las Vegas, but is being held on a fugitive warrant from Louisiana, a police spokeswoman said. Las Vegas police say they alerted New Orleans police before arresting Barnes. Yet neither NOPD nor District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office has made a move to bring him home. Officer Garry Flot, an NOPD spokesman, said it was the district attorney's decision on whether to extradite. Assistant District Attorney Christopher Bowman, a spokesman for Cannizzaro's office, said late Friday that the first they learned of Barnes' arrest, or the warrant, was from a NOLA.com | Times-Picayune reporter. (NOLA)
Despite being arrested last week, his latest tweet dates back to Saturday (March 23).
"Live & learn," he tweeted March 23rd. (Chopper Young City's Twitter)
Back in 2010, Chopper offered his take on Bad Boy CEO Diddy's short-lived Dirty Money group.
"I'm not a fan," he said in an interview. "I would never do something like that. But I'd do a song with Diddy...I respect [Diddy's] hustler savvy. Music-wise, you and I know that 90 percent of Diddy's music is wack. The only reason people respect Diddy is because of his hustle. So no matter what he put out you're just like 'Look at this old hustling motherf*cker.' You don't even think about the music. Being in a group with two girls... all that sh*t's weird. I don't like it. What's that one song called [groans 'Angels']? That song made my ears explode. I swear to God. I'm no more good when I hear that song. Who the f*ck gave him this money?" (VIBE)