Should've stuck to his drink
Cassidy has been arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The rapper was busted outside of his own home in Jersey City where cops found him with a joint, a bag of marijuana, and a grinder.
The Philadelphia rapper was parked in his driveway where officers say they smelled a strong odor coming off of the vehicle. According to TMZ, the arrest report notes that Cassidy was doing little to hide what he was up to. Authorities claim that he had a joint in clear view on the dashboard of the vehicle.
And it wasn’t like the rapper had no idea this could happen. The gossip website reports that authorities realized he had an outstanding warrant in another New Jersey county for the exact same charges.
Cassidy’s now facing two separate days in court for possession.
The Philadelphia rapper has definitely been through worse. All the way back in 2005, after the release of singles like “Hotel” and “I’m A Hustla” but well before “Drink N’ My 2 Step,” the rapper was staring down a life sentence.
In April of that year, Cassidy was one of three heavily armed men who fired on another trio of men during an argument in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood. The three men who Cassidy and his associates fired upon were unarmed and one of them died from his wounds.
Cassidy was brought up on charges of murder, attempted murder, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, conspiracy and weapons possession. He surrendered to police shortly after his warrant was issued.
Cassidy maintained that he owned the weapons but was not involved in the actual shooting incident. The case began to fall apart after a primary witness withdrew their testimony. However, Cassidy was booked on lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime. He served 15 months in prison over the incident.
If that wasn’t enough, Cassidy also got in a nasty car accident during the same time period that left him in a coma. When he woke, he suffered from amnesia, unable to remember all but a few people and the events of his life leading up to that point.
“I was in a coma for about seven or eight days,” he explained to MTV. He continued:
“And then they put me into a medicated coma, so that if I woke up I wouldn’t be traumatized by what I went through. When I first woke up out of my coma, I had amnesia, so I couldn’t really remember everything. I didn’t have full amnesia; I could remember certain things. The only people I really knew were my mom, my son, people that’s real close that you knew all your life. I knew their names but even certain experiences I couldn’t remember at first. I couldn’t remember none of my raps, even the songs I performed — ‘Hotel,’ ‘I’m a Hustla,’ none of that. The doctor told me that I suffered brain damage, but it was temporary, it wasn’t permanent. So the same way it takes time for your body to heal, he said it’s gonna take your brain time to heal.”
He eventually got over it, releasing his huge hit “Drink N’ My Step.”
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