Rapper Rick Ross Arrested on Kidnapping, Assault Charges

by Antoinette Bueno 10:11 AM PDT, June 24, 2015
Playing Rapper Rick Ross Arrested on Kidnapping, Assault Charges

Rapper Rick Ross and his bodyguard, 42-year-old Nadrian James, were arrested Wednesday morning and are now facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

The 39-year-old rapper -- whose real name is William Roberts -- was arrested at his mansion in Atlanta, the AP reports.

Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the Marshals' Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, told the AP that officers had to open the gate to the mansion when someone inside refused to let officers in. But once they were inside, Ross and the bodyguard were taken into custody without any incident.

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"They didn't put up a struggle or anything," Joyner said.

More details on the incident and the charges are still forthcoming.

This is the second time this month that the "Hustlin'" rapper has been arrested in Fayette County in Atlanta. Ross was arrested on June 10 on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession. Last June, he was arrested following a North Carolina concert for failure to appear in court for a previous misdemeanor drug possession charge.

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