Ryan Richard "Tater
Head" Hobbs, an associate of Trick Daddy, is being sought by the Opa Locka
Police department for kidnapping his daughter. Authorities suspect that Hobbs
may be hiding in Trick Daddy's house, a charge the rapper denies.
Police describe Hobbs
as a career criminal and claim that he kidnapped his daughter Mariah at gunpoint
from her mother last week. Mariah has since been returned to the mother safely,
but police are still seeking Hobbs. Authorities say this is the second time
in three months that the Hobbs has kidnapped the child.
"The baby was in
a carrier and he grabbed the carrier, he forced it out of her hand, and put
it in his vehicle and fled," said Rex Galindo of the Opa Locka Police Department.
Trick Daddy, who is preparing
for the release of his latest album, Thug Holiday, acknowledges that
he is friends with Hobbs, but denies any involvement. "If yall be watching
the news, the police right now, the FBI and some other motherfu*ckers, they
got a man hunt [for Tater Head]. They talkin bout he kidnapped his baby and
all that sh*t. That's my dog." Trick Daddy told AllHipHop.com. "If
they go in my shit, I'm going to be pissed."
On a more positive note,
Smooth Magazine will celebrate the release of Trick Daddy's Thug Holiday
and Trina's Diamond Princess this Wednesday July 31st at Club Eden in
New York City. DJ Cipha Sounds will be on the tables. The event is sponsored
by Atlantic Records, Slip-N-Slide, Mecca and Couvoisier and Big Moze Entertainment.
For more info call: 212-707-2424.