The Crime Control Strategies Deployment Operations Center: 003rd District Gang Violence division published a safety bulletin alleging two notorious gang factions were in possession of a “rocket launcher,” including the “Bricksquad Gangster Disciples” and “Brick City/Wiic City Black Disciples.”
The image of rising Chi Town rap artist RondoNumbaNine, born Clint Massey, was included in the bulletin.
“There are several photos posted on social media with MASSEY in possession of a rocket launcher similar to the one in the above photo,” the bulletin read.
There is no direct evidence that the weapon was indeed real. Rondo went on to refute the authenticity of the alleged weapon and proclaim his innocence.
“On Dthang Dat Rocket launcher Publicity S--- FuFu Asl! Who Tf Will Do Sum with A F----- Rocket Laucher!! U Gotta Be Da Dumbest Mf!! #Wtf” he wrote.
Rondo was previously upset with the attention his post received after it appeared on gossip blog sites MediaTakeOut and Vlad TV.
Rondo was upset with the latter website for their piece written on him and referred to DJ Vlad as “paparazzi.”
“Lol Dey Funny Asl Is Dey Paparazzi On Steve,” the caption on Rondo’s post read.
“Tell Dey a-- Pick Dis Up Bandz Funny A-- Paparazzi’s,” he added in another IG post.
Vlad’s post wrote Rondo possessed an alleged “legit rocket launcher” and that photos have since been deleted from the “Don’t Know Me” rapper’s account.
The bulletin also stated the photos were taken down, but sourced a YouTube video as “providing further detail.”
The two channels that published the images were Rap Catchup and Late Night Creep.
Rondo further proclaimed his innocence in several more posts:
“On Steve turn y’all f------ goofy down!! Get on sum real s---!!!!” he wrote in IG.
“It Seem Like Since I Start Going Crazy A lot Of Fu S--- Been Happening But It Ain’t Im A Boss N---- #RealN***aSaluteMe,” he added.
Rondo then quoted a line from Lil Durk’s “Dis Ain’t What U Want”
“In My Own City Dey Hate On Me Put Weight On Me!!!” he wrote.
Rondo went on to slam the media and police.
“Lol Ion Even Respond To Da Foolishness!!! My Fans Are So Funny N Da Media To It Doesn’t Make No Sense!!
“F--- 12,” he wrote.
Rondo’s story mirrors an incident that occurred in Phoenix, AZ in September 2012. Michael David Turley, 39, was arrested after filming his 16-year-old nephew walking the city dressed in a blue sheet and black turban and carrying a fake grenade launcher, according to NBC.
Turley was subsequently charged with giving a false impression of a terrorist act, endangerment, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misconduct involving a simulated explosive.
The 16-year-old boy was not arrested.
Rondo is a burgeoning rap artist hailing from South Side Chicago. He is currently prepping the release of his new mixtape release “Real N---- 4 Life 2.” No word on that project’s release date, but it is slated to drop soon.
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