Report: Rapper Cassidy In Police Custody, Suspected Of Murder

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Cassidy, the rapper behind B.A.R.S., is behind bars for an outstanding warrant in his hometown of Hackensack, NJ. But that probation violation is just the tip of the “I’m A Hustla” star’s problems—police in nearby Philadelphia requested the arrest to keep Cassidy from fleeing a murder investigation in which he’s a major suspect. “The warrant was for violating probation, but Reese is also a suspect in a murder and two attempted murders in Philadelphia,” said a representative for the Hackensack PD. “Philadelphia police knew from a prior investigation that the rapper lived in Hackensack.” Cassidy was picked up by police after leaving his home to visit a convenience store Saturday afternoon.

Cassidy, whose single “Hotel” with R. Kelly went Top 5 in 2003, released three top ten albums in the last decade, and is currently signed to Carmelo Anthony‘s Kross Over Entertainment. Born Barry Adrian Reese, he served eight months for involuntary manslaughter after a 2005 shooting. Cassidy has yet to be publicly charged with the new crimes.

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