Roddy Ricch Arrested For Weapons Minutes Before Set At Governors Ball Festival
| LAST UPDATE 06/15/2022
Fans attending this past weekend's Governors Ball Festival in NYC were disappointed to learn that Roddy Ricch's show had been canceled at the last minute. New details are emerging about what led to the mishap.
Roddy was getting ready to hit the stage for his first major festival performance of the summer where he was going to debut songs from his latest album 'Live Life Fast.' But the 23-year-old never showed.
Fans were served this very vague alert: "Unfortunately Roddy Ricch is no longer performing today."
As thousands of people wondered what happened, TMZ broke the news that Roddy had been arrested (with two other people) while going through security to get into the festival grounds.
He was reportedly booked with 6 total weapons charges like criminal possession of a weapon after police found a loaded gun, 9 rounds of ammo and a large capacity clip inside a vehicle.
However, Roddy was released in time for his slot at Hot 97's Summer Jam Festival the next day on Sunday where he offered a bold message: "We in New Jersey, right? So I need everybody to say 'F**k NYPD!'"
The 6 felony charges were Roddy's first weapons violations, though they were quickly dropped, per several sources.
Last year, there was a shooting in Atlanta at the video set for Roddy and 42 Dugg's "4 Da Gang" that left three people injured, though Roddy and Dugg were unharmed.
Roddy later tweeted and deleted, "Ain't nobody shoot at me. We all good. I'm juss tryna feed the streets."
While Roddy isn't known for having serious beef or being confrontational, there are a few reasons he could've been trying to protect himself. Recall that Drakeo The Ruler was fatally stabbed backstage at a festival in LA – where both he and Roddy are from – near the end of 2021.
The absence of Roddy left a damper on Gov Ball but there were still a few highlights from the festival.
Denzel Curry had one of the best sets, as he rocked the crowd with both new and classic hits."When we were stuck in the house, all I could do is imagine being here right now," he said.