In Monday’s version of “Well it was dope when I first said it …” Philly Rapper Warchyld is splattered across the news for driving his promotional vehicle near West 16th street, in the Chelsea area of Manhattan on Saturday.
He was in the city to celebrate a listening party for his new music that was scheduled for Friday, April 16th in Times Square. This invitation-only was hosted by The Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy and deejayed by DJ Garcia Garçon.
His Instagram says that the event was even sponsored by Spotify.
Nothing weird about that … And it seemed like the emcee’s weekend was going to be lit. But after his army green Hummer— the SUV he was rocking for the weekend— was spotted by locals, things went south.
They were alarmed and called the cops on him because it looked more like a tank as it had a rifle molded on the top. The souped-up ride looked less like a marketing stunt and more like a weapon of war.
But no jail time for the 41-year-old.Christopher Stoney, Warchyld, told the authorities that the gun on top of his jeep was actually an air rifle used to spit out promotional tee-shirts.
They still took it down and gave him a violation for unlawful possession of an air rifle.
Days later, the rapper turned the lemons into lemonade. He is posting New York clips on his social media.