On Thursday (June 19) Rodney King, pleaded innocent
to three misdemeanor charges filed against him, after he slammed his SUV into
a utility pole. He also took the time to reveal that he was working on his autobiography
and a rap album.
King said that his rap album is titled Rodney
King, The Living Legend. While King did not release details on the album,
this is not his first foray into music.
In 1997, King founded the Straight Alta-Pazz
Recording Company and released California Grindin’ by rap group Stranded.
King’s videotaped beating by LAPD officers in
1991 sparked the worst riots in United States history, when the officers were
acquitted in 1992. King won a civil suit and was awarded $3.8 million dollars.
King, who was high on PCP when he was beaten
by the officers, was allegedly high on the same drug when he drove his SUV at
speeds in excess of 100 mph through an intersection in Rialto, California, in
King lost control of the SUV, struck the utility
pole, ran into a fence and hit a house. He suffered a fractured pelvis and cracked
ribs. King must return court on July 9 for a pretrial hearing.