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Rapper R. Prophet

Pleads NOT GUILTY

In Bloody Arrest

5/7/2013 9:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0507_r_prophet_tmzEx-Nappy Roots rapper R. Prophet pled NOT GUILTY to all charges from his arrest last month ... the one where he says cops handcuffed him, tased him and beat him bloody.

Prophet previously told TMZ his arrest was "definitely racial profiling" ... he was riding in a car in Kentucky on April 20 when the driver was arrested for DUI. Prophet claims things got ugly when police asked him to step out -- and then started beating him for no reason.

Kentucky State Police saw it differently ... claiming they had to tase him multiple times for resisting arrest, and kicking the back window of a cop car.

Prophet pled not guilty to charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, menacing, 3rd degree assault and criminal mischief. He's due back in court July 5.

Cops also said they thought the rapper was delusional during the arrest ... proclaiming himself a "prophet" -- but he says he was just screaming his name, "I'm R. Prophet!!!"

Kinda like Reese. But beyond.

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HfromDublin     

Get over 'beyond' haha

450 days ago
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"Carlton"    

Perfect example of Rodney King! This is pathetic America! law-enforcement need to be crackdown on and investigated to the fullest extent. This is intolerable and unaccepted in the 21st-century.

450 days ago
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Sherms    

Where are the dash-cam videos of what happened??

450 days ago
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HfromDublin     

It would be interesting to see what actually happened, you can't always trust cops.

450 days ago
5.

Fallopia Lopez    

Keep showing that hilarious picture! Bwahaha!

450 days ago
6.

Ashley    

This is BS, those cops better get what they deserve!! A*SSHOLES!
#teamprophetallthway

450 days ago
7.

jim the plumber    

Haha that SOB got what he deserved. If your black be smart and don't mess with the cops.

450 days ago
8.

BOB    

R Dumba$$

450 days ago
9.

Katz    

Are we not sick of these idiot rappers already. Who is in a gang, who isn't. Why must we put up with these losers.

450 days ago
10.

GOLLY    

I am sure the cops like myself have never heard of R. Prophet. They figured he was just some violent drunk screaming nonsense and fighting them. When the cops tell you to do something, just say yes sir and do it. It makes everything work out much easier for everyone.

450 days ago
11.

James R. - Los Angeles    

He needs to consult Lauryn Hill to see if he is also a "child of slaves".

450 days ago
12.

William Kramer    

Why is TMZ erasing my comments? Talk about profiling? Ha! Look at those huuuuge lips! Who could racial profile over those things?

450 days ago
13.

Soda pop    

That black man is due for reparations they start over every generation, pioneer days were rough but it's time they succeed

450 days ago
14.

Areader    

He should screamed....I'm Kenneth Ryan Anthony...But you can call me Kenny!

450 days ago
15.

Six Million Dollar Man    

Never heard of this dude. Wassup with all the rappers always getting into trouble and fights, crashes? Why don't they learn from a real musician like Itzhak Perlman or Phil Collins who has never got into a bloody fight or acted like an inmature idiot. Go Phil and Go Lakers! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

450 days ago
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