Up-and-coming New York rapper Eli Fross has been arrested for attempted murder. Responsible for a shooting that occurred in Times Square, the young rapper has been picked up by the NYPD.
NYC Hip Hop Rapper Eli Fross Has Several Charges Against Him
20-year old Eli Fross, whose real name is Elijah Quamina, has been taken into custody. Named a suspect in an earlier shooting, Fross is accused of firing four shots at someone on a motorcycle.
Apparently, the motorcyclist and the car the rapper was riding in collided in a fender bender. Although the shots were fired, no one was hit, and no damage was done. However, that didn’t stop the NYPD from charging Fross with –
- attempted murder
- attempted assault
- criminal possession of a loaded weapon
As reported by The Source, Fross is well known in NYC Hip Hop circles. Eli Fross has collaborated on tracks with the likes of the late King Von, Sleepy Hallow, Jay Critch, Pop Smoke and Sheff G.
Though his career is young, it had potential to be very successful. But, what a difference one momentary decision has made.
Pleading self-defense, Quamina’s take on the incident is that he was simply returning fire after he was shot at by a friend of the biker. Admittedly, the rapper says the trouble started when he accidentally clipped a 32-year-old motorcyclist in the bus lane with his white Mercedes.
However, the NYDailyNews reports that the rapper was the one caught on camera opening fire on the biker shortly after midnight Wednesday near Seventh Ave. and W. 41st Street, according to prosecutors.
Eli Fross Shows His Cockiness
Eli Fross was tracked down after he fled the scene, when he was linked to the Mercedes seen on video surveillance.
After his arrest, bail was set at $100,000. Before his release, Quamina was a bit cocky, stating that Sony, his record label would bail him out.
This is not the first time the 20-year-old has been in trouble with the law. Back on May 29th, he was arrested after being found with a loaded handgun with a defaced serial number. For that, he was free on bail.
According to a former Brooklyn neighbor, Quamina had always wanted to be a rapper, but could not escape the guns and the violence, adding –
“When he became a rapper, I thought it matured him…but I guess not.”
Now, after road rage has raised its ugly head, a minor incident turned into a situation that may have changed the course of his life and career forever.
Was it worth it? Time will tell. Story developing.
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