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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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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

It just so happened the black dude ran into the 1% of the police force that will get away with it.

441 days ago
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newmann54    

Damn bra, at least short dogg tried to get away....eff the police!!!!!!!

441 days ago
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KartrashianKow    

I'm sure once they play the dash cam that shows the truth he will end up looking like a fool and be the one who apologizes!

441 days ago
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Erin    

I think it's funny how everyone immediately blames the police.

440 days ago
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