It looks like Trick Daddy has gotten himself into a tricky situation once again. The rapper, whose hits include “I’m a Thug,” is now facing three assault and firearm charges for threatening a man with a gun at a basketball game in Miami.
Trick Daddy, whose real name is Maurice Young, turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday and was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a Miami/Dade County police spokesperson said.
He was released on $22,500 bond later that same day, according to Miami/Dade County prison officials.
The arrest stems from an incident that took place at a Miami park on February 3. According to officials, Trick Daddy got into a fight on the court with a man named Pernell Paige during a pick-up game. Trick Daddy then left the game, but returned soon after with a firearm, threatening to kill Paige. Fortunately, bystanders were able to calm him down and no one was hurt, eyewitnesses told police.
This is not Trick Daddy’s first run-in with the law (see “Trick Daddy Charged With Disorderly Conduct” ). The rapper has a long history of arrests and spent two-and-a-half years in jail on numerous charges from 1991, including possessing and trafficking cocaine, concealing a weapon and violating his probation.
Trick Daddy’s publicity representative at Atlantic Records had no comment.