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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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31.

Mrugowsky    

Pretty impressive fight the brotha put up. Dumb, but impressive.

486 days ago
32.

nusox n draws    

gettin beated up.....i think i can make a song out of that

486 days ago
33.

Edith    

Boooo

486 days ago
34.

Gargamel    

Who is this slimeball?

486 days ago
35.

Roman Moroni    

u b goin 2 tucky?? U kno dat u don't mess wit dem hillbilly - yeeeehaaaw !

486 days ago
36.

BBB    

His hair isn`t nappy and he looks like at this point he`s lacking roots. STOP RESISTING ARRESTS AND THE TASERS WONT COME OUT!

486 days ago
37.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Ha ha ha, not so tough after all, bitch! So let me guess: it was all whitey's fault?

486 days ago
38.

The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

It's easy stupid! You remain calm and the cops remain calm.

486 days ago
39.

The Big Bowowski    

Someone needs to send Mr. Prophet a copy of Chris Rock's How to not get your ass kicked by the police. It looks like he broke a few of those rules.....and they responded with nightsticks to the dome...and charged his ass with a bunch of crap. Damn

486 days ago
40.

mrharrybawls2012    

Gee what a happy story....=( Thanks Harvey!

At any rate congratulations on not doing a story on Lindsay Lohan for the past 24 hours. I know this took a lot of strength on your part. A basket of fruit is on its way to your staff room...

486 days ago
41.

Fred Farkel    

who?

486 days ago
42.

It's Me    

Who woulda thunk it, yet another DUMB rapper.

486 days ago
43.

Different-Time-Zone    

USA… where cops behave as if they were at war with the citizens.

486 days ago
44.

The01uwant    

OMG

486 days ago
45.

Dublin2016    

inmate...........

486 days ago
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