PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A hip-hop promoter arrested after a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown is also facing an armed robbery charge.
Passaic County prosecutors said Wednesday that Raheem Thomas had a handgun and hollow point bullets when he was arrested on the armed robbery charge, so he’s also facing weapons charges and a count of receiving stolen property.
Prosecutors did not immediately specify who was robbed, what was taken or why Thomas was charged with receiving stolen property. He was due to appear in court Wednesday on the new counts. It’s unclear if he has retained an attorney.
The shooting happened early Sunday on the street outside a Paterson deli. Police say Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, and several friends had become involved in a heated altercation with another group inside the deli. Three people were wounded, but Fetty Wap wasn’t injured.
Thomas was initially charged with aggravated assault and having a gun after previously being convicted of a felony. The Paterson resident is CEO and owner of Muscle Team Entertainment, a company that promotes hip-hop.
A photo posted this weekend to Thomas’ Instagram account showed a masked man wearing what appears to be Fetty Wap’s signature “1738” pendant.
“Just to set the record straight, I personally didn’t take (Fetty Wap’s) chain,” Thomas posted.
Fetty Wap’s crew in New Jersey is known as the Remy Boyz 1738, named for the Remy Martin 1738 brand of cognac.
Thomas in January also posted a rap song and video on YouTube that was disrespectful of Fetty Wap.
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