Roddy Ricch Arrested for Criminal Firearm Possession Before Governors Ball Set

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Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr., better known by his stage name Roddy Ricch, was arrested Saturday before his scheduled Governors Ball performance for attempting to enter the festival with a loaded weapon.

On his way into Citi Field, where the fest was being held, Moore Jr.’s vehicle was stopped at a security checkpoint where law enforcement officials found a loaded firearm inside.

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As of early Sunday morning, Moore Jr. was still in custody but a source close to the rapper has confirmed to Variety that he has now been released.

The New York police department told Variety that they responded to a call at approximately 6:20 p.m. which led to the arrest of Moore Jr., along with two other people in his car. Police discovered a loaded firearm with nine rounds of ammunition, as well as a large-capacity magazine.

All three individuals were brought back to the 110 Precinct police station in Queens, N.Y., for arrest processing. Moore Jr. was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity ammo feeding device and unlawful possession of the large capacity device.

The festival had to break the news to the crowds of waiting fans with a sign that appeared 30 minutes before his set time, pointing festival-goers to see Denzel Curry or Joji — who were scheduled to perform at the same time on separate stages.

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This follows the slew of unfortunate cancellations of Governors Ball performances this weekend. After Migos pulled out earlier this week, Lil Wayne was tapped to fill their headlining spot — but just hours before his Friday night set, he also canceled due to a “flight disruption.” A$AP Ferg was slotted in to take Wayne’s spot.

Additional reporting by Emanuel Okusanya.

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