Rapper Roddy Ricch arrested for firearm in New York – Deadline


Grammy-winning rapper Roddy Ricch was one of three men arrested Saturday night ahead of his scheduled performance at the Governor’s Ball concert at Citi Field in New York City.

Ricch, real name Rodrick Moore, was riding in a rear-mounted 2020 Cadillac Escalade with two other men when they were stopped at a checkpoint manned by private security at 6:20 p.m., just hours before the event began. Guards saw a 9mm pistol and a magazine containing nine rounds in the vehicle, police said.

Ricch, 23, lives in Los Angeles. He was charged with felony possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity ammunition feeder and possession of an illegal feeder, police said. All are serious charges in New York, carrying penalties of up to 7 years in prison for each count, penalties that can be extended if the person is a felon.

Carlos Collins, 57, of NJ and Michael Figueroa, 46, of Brooklyn also face firearms charges, police said

Ricch won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance of 2020. He was scheduled to perform Saturday night at the event.

The Governor’s Ball is produced by Founders Entertainment, a New York-based festival promotion company that also produces The Meadows Music & Arts Festival.

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