(AllHipHop News) Rick Ross claimed self defense in court earlier this week, as the trial began for an alleged kidnapping and assault that was executed by Ross and his bodyguard on his Fayette County property last year.
The rapper is accused of beating and holding two service workers in his home hostage for hours, even reportedly pistol whipping one of the individuals.
Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II and his bodyguard are now facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery.
Investigators state that the two men threw a party on the rapper’s property without his permission prompting the attacks in a guest house.
According to reports from CBS 46, Ross is claiming self defense in hopes of receiving immunity and having all criminal charges dropped as he felt the need to protect himself and his property.
The pretrial for the incident saw witness testimonies and visual evidence presented, which included Ross’s bodyguard and co-defendant Nadrian James echoing claims of self defense in his testimony.
The MMG boss is currently on house arrest for the incident, but the is allowed to leave the house to work and perform as long as he gives the court his itinerary.
Ross’s attorney Steve Sadow is quite confident in his ability to prove his client’s innocence
“I think they’ll be a lot of doubt created as things are uncovered in the weeks and months to happen,” Steve Sadow said.
There is no word yet on when the judge will make a final decision.