While streaming, Big Homie (real name Delmarco Craig) flashed several guns. However, a Glock equipped with a modification that turns the semi-automatic pistol into a fully automatic and other firearms were allegedly used in seven shootings over the span of seven months.
When ATF agents raided the rapper’s home, they discovered that two of the six guns they found were allegedly stolen. The firearms were linked to multiple shootings, including a homicide and another shooting that occurred hours after Big Homie’s Instagram Live session. Authorities also traced a seized rifle back to an April shooting and found the stolen Escalade used during the crime at Big Homie’s house.
The rapper’s lawyer dismissed his client’s Instagram Live and claimed Big Homie was just portraying a rap persona.
“A lot of these young rap artists with social media today find themselves involving using guns in videos,” said Steven Scharg. “That does not necessarily mean they’re thugs or believe in assaults. It’s just part of the façade of the rap industry.”
The rapper is currently behind bars without bond and is facing 10 years in federal prison.
Source: The Detroit News