A rooftop rap video shoot hosted by a infamous metropolis hip hop artist changed into a real-life drama when cops confirmed up and arrested dozens of individuals.
The Saturday shoot atop Manhattan’s Baruch Homes close to Houston St. was organized by China Mac — a former gang member who served 10 years in jail for taking pictures a rival rapper in 2003, sources mentioned
“Are ya prepared for the epic video shoot immediately?” Mac, whose actual title is Raymond Yu, wrote on Fb Saturday morning.
“Pull up and rock with an actual one! Let’s present how we do in New mutha York !”
Mac’s public enchantment drew dozens of individuals — and finally a gaggle of cops responding to quite a few calls of disorderly conduct about 6:15 p.m., police mentioned.
Yu was amongst 44 folks — 37 males and 7 ladies — who had been charged with legal trespassing, cops mentioned.
Authorities additionally discovered two imitation rifles on the roof and one actual firearm behind the constructing, cops mentioned.
Resident Lusaida Rodriguez, 65, mentioned she noticed cops hauling out droves of younger folks.
“They’d pink and blue flags and so they had been taking pictures some sort of gangster movie,” Rodriguez mentioned.
“They don’t seem to be cautious, ? Get a friggin’ allow — how a lot might it’s?”
Yu couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
The Chinese language-American rapper was charged with taking pictures rival rapper Christopher Louie, then 23, within the decrease again on the Yello nightclub in Chinatown in November 2003.
The assault left Louie partially paralyzed.
Yu was busted on the Washington-Canadian border attempting to flee the nation in December 2004.
“I did plenty of silly s–t,” Yu instructed Black Star Information in a Could 2017 profile. “I did plenty of stuff to trigger ache and grief for those who didn’t deserve it. For that I remorse it.”
A former member of Ghost Shadows — probably the most vicious Chinese language gang in New York within the 1990s — Yu was featured in a 2017 movie about life at Rikers Island.
Talking within the feature-length documentary “Rikers: An American Jail,” Yu described arriving on the infamous jail as “like going into the stomach of the beast” the place “all people’s screaming and it simply appears like a madhouse,” based on the Nation journal.