News: Graphic Ex-Nappy Roots Member's Post-Police Beating Pics Surface: "I Thought I Was Dead"

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 7:24AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

A day after Nappy Roots hit up SOHH to address former member R. Prophet allegedly being assaulted by police last weekend, the Kentucky hip-hop artist has released disturbing photos of his injuries.

Along with the photos, Prophet provided specific details on what really went down last weekend.

Kentucky State Police say they had to tase the ex-Nappy Roots rapper multiple times for resisting arrest ... and again for kicking out the back window of a police cruiser. The photos tell the story of the struggle. But Prophet tells TMZ, it's all BS ... he was fully cooperative and cops repeatedly tased him for no reason as he laid helpless on the ground and handcuffed, adding, "I felt they were doing me like a slave. I thought I was dead." He also says when he was thrown in the back of the cruiser he was pepper sprayed and tased again. Prophet says it got so bad in the car he thought they were going to drive him somewhere and kill him. In a panic, he says he gashed his head on the window. The trooper who arrested Prophet tells TMZ, the rapper was highly intoxicated, walked directly into traffic and was a danger to himself and others. (TMZ)

Yesterday, Nappy Roots group member Buffalo Stille hit up SOHH to discuss his former comrade's incident.

"I haven't talked to R. Prophet in a really long time and it was good to speak to him today," Stille told SOHH via the group's publicist Jonathan Hay. "He told me the police literally tried to kill him. It's crazy and we really feel for him. Even though we aren't together in the group anymore, he's still our brother and everybody in Nappy cares for him." (SOHH)

According to reports, the messy altercation all took place on Saturday (April 20).

A founding member of the hip-hop group Nappy Roots is facing felony charges after an alleged altercation with Kentucky State Police. Kenneth Anthony, 35, is known as R. Prophet. State police said Anthony was a passenger in a vehicle stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Elizabethtown early Saturday morning. "He was not placed under arrest. He was allowed to stand over on the side while they continued the traffic checkpoint to call someone to come pick him up," said KSP Trooper Norm Chaffins. (WLKY News)

He reportedly was released the following day on a $5,000 bond, but not before receiving treatment for his injuries.

Troopers were able to subdue him with a Taser and then transported him to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. Anthony is charged with alcohol intoxication, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, menacing and assault on a police officer. (WAVE News)

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