Who is OMB Peezy? Rapper arrested for Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg’s video shooting in Georgia says ‘I’m innocent’
Alabama rapper OMB Peezy was arrested on March 1 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of the crime
FULTON COUNTY, GEORGIA: On March 1, 2021, Rapper OMB Peezy was arrested for his alleged connection to a February 21 shooting between Detroit rapper 42 Dugg and Compton rapper Roddy Ricch during their music video shoot in Atlanta, Georgia. After the shots were fired, three people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and two others transported themselves to a local medical facility.
As per the report by HipHopDX, OMB Peezy was arrested on March 1 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of the crime. Reports further revealed that Peezy is currently in jail, where he is being held on a $60,000 bond. The ‘Lay Down’ singer took to Instagram to confirm his arrest and proclaim his innocence. In his earlier Instagram story, he wrote, “I’m innocent be home soon love y’ll.”
Stream my new single “LOVE IS BLIND” Out now 🧡 🔥. Too Deep For Tears Coming soon— OMB PEEZY (@omb_peezy) February 18, 2021
Both Dugg and Ricch addressed the shooting incident shortly after the news broke to assure their fans that they weren’t injured during the melee. Dugg wrote on Instagram, “Appreciate the concern. although I did not get SHOT!!!!” While Ricch wrote, “ain’t nobody shoot at me. we all good. im just tryna feed the streets.”
Who is OMB Peezy?
LeParis Dade, who goes by the stage name OMB Peezy, was born in Mobile, Alabama, and was raised in Sacramento, California. He started writing rap from a very early age. During an interview with The Fader, he recalled that he used to play a game with his siblings where they all went to different corners of their grandmother’s house to write a rap and then come back to see whose verse went the hardest. Peezy recalled back then that his whole family was involved in music in one way or another.
Peezy became a celebrated artist after the release of ‘Lay Down’ and its music video. As of his arrest, the song has over 12.6 million views on YouTube. Peezy was featured in the 2017 Nef the Pharaoh song ‘Move 4’. Later in October 2017, he released the EP ‘Humble Beginnings’. Over the next two years, he released highly successful songs like ‘Lost’, ‘Yeah Yeah’ and a mixtape ‘Loyalty Over Love’.
Collaboration with a Cannabis Company
In November 2020, Peezy announced a collaboration with Oakland-based cannabis company The Higher Collection (THC). As part of the deal, THC partnered with the rapper on an expanded cannabis line, community education, cooking demonstrations, and paraphernalia. While talking with Forbes, Peezy said weed had been a big part of his life, and since it is also a “big part of the hip hop culture”, he wanted to get into the business. Peezy further revealed that his mission is to inspire others stemming from similar backgrounds.
Peezy said: “I come from project housing… I just want to show everybody that comes from my way that we can be moguls, we can be real businessmen, we can own anything we want. You feel me? Anything you see or you hear, you can get your hands on.”