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Rapper Roddy Ricch’s gun charges dismissed after arrest in New York

Rapper Roddy Ricch’s gun charges dismissed after arrest in New York

Rapper Roddy Ricch was arrested in Queens for possession of a firearm just hours before taking the stage at the Governor’s Ball, only to have charges dismissed the following day.

Ricch, 23, real name Rodrick Moore, and two other men were in a black 2020 Cadillac passing through a checkpoint at Citi Field, where the music festival was being held, around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when police pulled them over and found a loaded firearm, NYPD officials said.

They found a 9mm Canik handgun with 9 bullets loaded in its high-capacity magazine under a passenger seat, officials said.

Ricch, of Los Angles, Carlos Collins, 57, of New Jersey, and Michael Figueroa, 46, of Brooklyn have all been charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Figueroa was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Sunday.

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Ricch and Collins’ cases, however, were never recorded. A courthouse clerk said Sunday their charges were dismissed.

The Queens District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The “25 Million” rapper’s set at the Governor’s Ball had to be canceled after his arrest.

Halsey was the lead performer on Saturday night for the three-day festival which kicked off Friday with a performance headlined by Kid Cudi. Ricch was ranked third on the line-up on Saturday out of 20 artists.

Ricch, a Grammy-winning artist from Atlantic Records, broke through in 2018 with the single “Die Young”, which has so far racked up over 130 million views on YouTube.

He released his second studio album, “LIVE LIFE FAST” in December, a follow-up to his 2019 double-platinum debut album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial,” which spurred hit song “The Box.”

Ricch performed with Post Malone on Saturday Night Live in May, four months after Ricch had to drop a musical guest appearance on “Saturday Night Live” due to exposure to COVID.

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