A rap group that at one time was “popular”, but no one remembers anymore (name withheld to not give them more attention) is trying to make a comeback.
To get attention they filmed the below video that went viral late last week before anyone knew it was the rap group. Only when the rap group got caught did they say it was for a “comeback video.”
One person has been arrested for their involvement in the incident and the LAPD are still looking for the person who was holding the gun.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said on Tuesday that “We don’t see a specific threat against any police officer…We believe, based on interviews, that the video was made not as a precursor to an attack on a police officer, but in a manner to support the credibility of the person in the video for a rap career.”
The rap group says that the gun is plastic and not real.
The LA Times has been all over this story since it is in their city:
Beck said Tuesday that detectives were still looking for the man who they believe was holding the gun in the video. Investigators served a search warrant at his Downey home early Tuesday and have been in contact with his attorney, Beck said.
“This individual knows who he is and should turn himself in,” Beck said.
Beck said detectives obtained a warrant for the man’s arrest, alleging he had a loaded firearm in the vehicle. Beck did not name the man but said he had a prior conviction for the same offense.
A “secondary suspect” thought to be involved was arrested over the weekend on an outstanding warrant related to a property crime, Beck said.
The police took this video that went viral all weekend, very seriously. Patrol officers who normally drive alone were paired up over the weekend and other precautions were taken.
Let’s see them prove it was a fake gun. We want to see a plastic one that is identical to the one in the video.
Tell us in the comments, do you think that gun is real or plastic? And what do you think of this rap group?