(AllHipHop News) Over the weekend R. Prophet, former member of rap group Nappy Roots, was involved in a violent altercation with Kentucky State Police. On April 20th a vehicle Prophet was traveling in was pulled over at a DUI checkpoint. He was then told to exit the car and wait for someone else to come and pick him up.
Police say that Prophet showed signs of being inebriated and began walking on the roadway into moving traffic. Officers decided to arrest him for public intoxication.
The troopers claim that Prophet began kicking the officers, and they had to use force to restrain him. Apparently, at some point he told the police, “I’m R. Prophet” which officers mistook as “I’m a prophet.”
The situation escalated to Prophet being pepper sprayed and tased numerous times by officers. The 35-year-old emcee also sustained serious injuries to his face, head, and legs.
Prophet spoke with TMZ. He says the entire incident was unnecessary and that he feared for his life.
But Prophet tells TMZ, it’s all BS … he was fully cooperative and cops repeatedly tased him for no reason as he laid helpless on the ground and handcuffed, adding, “I felt they were doing me like a slave. I thought I was dead.” He also says when he was thrown in the back of the cruiser he was pepper sprayed and tased again. Prophet says it got so bad in the car he thought they were going to drive him somewhere and kill him. In a panic, he says he gashed his head on the window.
Prophet was admitted to Hardin County Memorial Hospital and was later charged with alcohol intoxication, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, menacing, and assault of a police officer. He is currently out on $5,000 bond.
Prophet sent photos of his injuries to TMZ. View the pics in the slideshow below.