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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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indio1    

Looks good on him.

447 days ago
17.

Kev the Realist    

Just another case of I was framed for being black. How about you were tased for being a complete Fr##kin A$$hole. Amzaing how thse rappers are always bieng persecuted. When they decide to mind their own buisness and not srgue with the police they will be better off. Also, I am sure it will be that he didn't kick out the rear window either, someone else did it. When the courts stop pleaing these crimes down and start holding the aholes accountable and locking them up with appropriate sentences this country will be a better place.

447 days ago
18.

princess313    

Excuse me NYCBlackMan but how the HELL are you going to sit there and say black men are the dumbest race on the planet. Your name is New York City Black Man dumbass. Fyi if he was in the spotlight all yall ignorant and negative people commenting wouldn't gave a rats ass about what he did. If you don't know him personally then stfu talking negative about his actions. You wasn't there and don't know what the **** happen. Worry about the Boston Marathon and not what you was told Prophet did.

447 days ago
19.

Rich     

He got what he ask for....I have no sympathy

447 days ago
20.

speekintruth    

Typical - no surprise here.

Before you call me racist - I dislike all degenerates regardless of color. It just seems like there are a disproportionate amount of young black idiots.

447 days ago
21.

tom    

These will be the same cops that will be kicking down your door during the next fabricated crisis. They will violate your Constitutional rights and will not hesitate to kill you or trump up charges to ensure that you pay for your noncompliance.

447 days ago
22.

She's baaaack    

Hoo boy, if Lindsay Lohan sees those lips she's going to be running to whatever hack keeps making hers bigger. I know she wants those lips.

447 days ago
23.

kitnplayn    

Now, why would anyone ever go to Kentucky. Those crazy republican "christian cult members" want the death penalty for people who make hash oil.

447 days ago
24.

Natalie    

Did you notice that the individual that is always beat up by police is never Asian, White, Hispanic, or even Arabic for that reason? Case in point, was Reese tasered for her outlandish behavior.

447 days ago
25.

Natalie    

Yeah, you right just another Black man getting beated up by cops further proof that Racists like you still exist

447 days ago
26.

David    

TASED & SPRAYED What a cool Name !

447 days ago
27.

Valentizzle    

Ah naw, hell naw he done up and done it!

447 days ago
28.

Poopsi47    

Black folk still being beatin

446 days ago
29.

gegeok    

Needs to be a # of times a cop can taser some1!!

446 days ago
30.

Randy Morrison    

ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED that the cops didn't put up with this sukker. I happen to LIKE a LOT of rap, but most of it is gangster crap and boy do these stupid young Muslems seem to like to act like rappers. Pose with your guns and cars...you look like what you are POSERS, fakers and wannabes - pure CLOWNS. Time for this rap crap to turn a corner and STOP worshipping money, guns, cars and the other silly crap that doesn't make you unique, they make you one of millions of stupid wannabes. Glad this guy got knocked around, he is human rubbish.

446 days ago
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