Rapper Roddy Ricch Arrested on Gun Charges Before NY Music Festival Performance

Roddy Ricch (Credit: Shutterstock)

Rapper and singer Roddy Ricch was arrested Saturday in New York City, just hours before he was scheduled to take the stage at the Governors Ball music festival.

Ricch, real name Rodrick Moore, was taken into custody with two other men when the Cadillac Escalade they were traveling in was stopped at a security checkpoint around 6:20 p.m., the New York Police Department told the New York Post.

Police said a security worker hired for the Queens concert noticed a Canik 9mm under a seat in the vehicle. Authorities also reported finding an “extended magazine” that contained additional ammunition.

“The reason we do these checkpoints is for expressly this purpose. We don’t want people introducing guns in this venue,” an NYPD spokesperson told The Post.

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Compton, California native Ricch, 23, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, and possession of an unlawful feeding device.

The other men with the rapper were identified as Carlos Collins, 57, of New Jersey and Michael Figueroa, 46, of Brooklyn. They are also facing gun charges, police said.

The festival announced on its official Twitter account that Ricch was off the lineup.

“Unfortunately Roddy Ricch is no longer performing today,” the festival tweeted shortly after 7 p.m. ET on June 11.

The Governors Ball ran from Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12. Other performers at the event included Kid Cudi, Jack Harlow, Playboi Carti, Becky G, J. Cole and Jazmine Sullivan.

Ricch rose to fame with his 2018 single, “Die Young.” In 2019, he was featured on Nipsey Hussle’s single, “Racks in the Middle,” which earned a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance. Ricch was also featured on rapper DaBaby’s 2020 hit single “Rockstar.”