Obie Trice Arrested for Felony Assault After Girlfriend’s Son Shot in Groin: Report
Obie Trice is facing some serious legal trouble.
According to a report TMZ published on Friday morning (Dec. 6), the former Shady Records rapper was taken into custody after an argument in his home turned violent. Trice was arrested and charged with aggravated felony assault of a family member with a gun and contempt of court for violating a protective order. XXL confirmed his arrest today.
Michigan's Oakland County police were reportedly called to Trice's home after neighbors heard screaming and loud noises coming from inside. The cops spoke to Trice and a woman he's been living with, and the woman told authorities they got into a heated argument. Eventually, the woman's son reportedly got in the middle of the scuffle, and that's when a gun was fired and the son was hit in the groin. The rapper is still being held behind bars with a $16,900 bond.
Obie Trice was signed to Eminem's Shady Records before leaving to start his own label, Black Market Entertainment, in 2010. The 42-year-old dropped his most recent album The Fifth back in August.
Back in 2018, Trice found himself surrounded in controversy after he'd made homophobic remarks during a show in Toronto, Canada. A video posted to Reddit (and later deleted) showed the rapper discussing Kevin Hart's resurfaced homophobic tweets that ultimately caused him to step down from hosting the 2019 Oscar Awards, and he was not pleased.
"The state's trying to bully you into respecting this gay shit," Trice reportedly told the crowd. “I don't fuck with the fag shit. I'm sorry to anybody that likes to...suck men's dicks, I don't fuck with it. I could have a conversation with you but I don't fuck with what you do. Pussy only. Pussy only. And listen, you men that changed your body to be women, you can never be a mothafuckin' woman. But we supposed to respect gay and they took my man Kevin Hart...had to duck down [and] get off the Oscars because of this." he said.
Following backlash for his remarks, Trice issued an apology on Instagram.
"First of all, I want to apologize to anyone I offended out there," he began. "I understand the different perspectives and not wanting to be call any slurs. But I'm a hip-hop artist, and everything can't be taken so seriously. I didn't say anything [the other night] to purposely offend anybody. I have no bias towards the [LGBTQ] community. The gay people I know we bullshit like that with it, that's how we talk. Thank you and continue to spread love."
XXL has reached out to a rep for Obie Trice and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for comment.
See 22 Hip-Hop-Related Police Raids