Florida Rapper Arrested For Murder After Detailing Crime In His Music Video, Police Say

Photo Credit: Polk Couty Sheriff's Office

Police arrested a Florida rapper for murder after he detailed the crime in his song and made a music video bragging about it, Fox News reported. 

La’Darion Chandler, 19, of Lakeland, is behind bars for the murder of 33-year-old John McGee who was shot and killed in December 2022. Chandler allegedly shot McGee in the back which he confirmed in his rap lyrics, followed by a music video that he promoted on his social media page, police told the outlet. According to authorities, the two had long-standing gang rivals.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd called Chandler a

“stupid rapper”

at a press conference held on Thursday.

“He’s not much of a rapper. My rapper expert says he doesn’t sing well. He doesn’t move well. He’s just a terrible rapper. But, he’s a stupid rapper. He not only makes a rap video about shooting somebody, but he also admits to shooting the guy in the back. I’m a coward rapper, that’s what I am. Watch me shoot the guy in the back,”

Judd stated, adding that Chandler rapped about always carrying a gun and would shoot at his rivals.

“Let the message be loud and clear and all you gang bangers and gangsters and cool dudes and dudettes, understand we ripped this rapper, and he’s in the jail. We unwrapped him from coolness and wrapped him up in a jail cell,”

the sheriff said, adding that he wants Chandler in jail for the rest of his life. Chandler was charged with first-degree murder, and aggravated assault, along with additional charges for convicted delinquent in possession of a firearm. He is in the Polk County Jail with no bond, reports note. 

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