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Ex-Nappy Roots Rapper

TASED & SPRAYED

During Violent 4/20 Arrest

4/23/2013 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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R. Prophet -- from the rap group Nappy Roots -- was tased and pepper sprayed after allegedly resisting arrest in Kentucky on 4/20 ... and it looks like his face got the worst of it.

According to Kentucky State Police, R. Prophet -- real name Kenneth Anthony -- was waiting by the roadside for his friend to pick him up ... but the friend was nicked for DUI right before Anthony could get to the car.

Police say Anthony refused to obey orders to stay on the side of the road and became "very aggressive and combative" with officers ... so they tased him.

Cops say Anthony continued to fight -- so they took him to the ground -- then tased him several more times before handcuffing him. But it didn't end there -- Anthony was put inside the cruiser, when cops say he kicked out the back window ... and was then tased AGAIN ... as well as pepper sprayed.

Anthony was booked on six counts -- public intoxication, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, assault, and "menacing" ... whatever that is.

He was released the next day on $5,000 bond.

Nappy Roots rapper B. Stille tells TMZ, "Even though we separated musically, that's still my brother and I love him and so does everybody else in Nappy Roots ... You never want to see something like this happen. He told me this morning the police tried to kill him with excessive force."

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1.

getyalife    

The cops whooped his ass. That's ridiculous.

545 days ago
2.

Anthony    

Yikes!

545 days ago
3.

ubsodumb    

Keep smokin keifah..haha

545 days ago
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Get back to work!    

He shoulda said his name was Reese Witherspoon.

545 days ago
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doodoopapah    

R. Prophet.- I wonder if he prophesized getting his ass kicked?

545 days ago
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Mona    

What an idiot!

545 days ago
7.

TheRealDeal    

Too bad he's not Reese Witherspoon. Right about now he probably wishes he were.

545 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Sounds like his weed had a little something extra in it.

545 days ago
9.

OooooNooo!    

"refused to obey orders to stay on the side of the road and became "very aggressive and combative" with officers"
You might get way with that in La La Land but not in Kentucky. You're asking for a tune-up.

545 days ago
10.

mcf1040    

Not weed alone for sure.

545 days ago
11.

Toilethead    

They should do that to all (c)rappers.

545 days ago
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UNLEVINED HARVEY    

smart moves all around

545 days ago
13.

Mick    

HA! The Prophet got Catfished. Ain't no love on the streets.

545 days ago
14.

6one9    

Never mix booze and weed ``
dumb ass!!

545 days ago
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TexasKyote    

You can take them out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of them. What makes this douche bag think he is above the law? A big $5000 woo fricking hoo. No wonder these rap ass hats think they can get away with anything and everything, they basically do.

545 days ago
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