Rappers Arrested After Flashing Guns In Music Video


This is definitely a case of when keeping it real ignorant goes wrong. You can’t be a gangster and an entertainer at the same damn time..it has to be one or the other.

At least eight reputed Bloods from Jersey City have been arrested after a music video showing them brandishing guns was posted on YouTube where the whole world — including the police — could watch.

The video, “D.F.G.- MoneyCello,” was posted last year and came to the attention of the Jersey City Street Crimes Unit several months ago, according to police. In it, officials believe one real gun is waved around and pointed at the camera. Experts couldn’t say, though, whether a second gun is real or a replica, police said.

Arrested as members of the MoneyCello Line of the NHB set of the Bloods street gang were: Marvin Jones, 25, of Gardner Avenue; Randolph Bradley, 26, of Monticello Avenue; Cleveland Gathers, 22, of Brinkerhoff Street; Damar Bowens, 19, of Astor Place; Randolph Black, 19, of Salem-Lafayette Court; Darius Thomas, 21, of Woodlawn Avenue; Timothy Hill, 23, of Van Nostrand Avenue; and Rashida Thomas, 25, of Princeton Avenue, a police report says.

Others not said to be Bloods members were also arrested and additional arrest warrants have been issued. The arrests of some of those charged resulted in additional drug charges when officers searching for the video group found drugs and paraphernalia in their homes, officials said.

During the filming, officials believe, crimes committed were unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun by a felon and possession of a handgun by a minor, the police report says.

Those arrested face varying charges. Many made their first court appearances on the charges Wednesday and yesterday in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City.