Rapper Kevin “Young City” Barnes was released from Baltimore County Detention Center on $75,000 bail last week, after being arrested on armed robbery charges stemming from an incident in 2001.
One of the former stars of MTV’s hit reality series Making The Band, Barnes was arrested July 31 in an Atlanta, GA. suburb, after being cited for speeding in Gwinnett County.
The rapper was held for several days before being extradited to Baltimore, MD, where he was originally charged with the robbery offenses.
Barnes was arrested as a result of several missed summons to appear in court to answer robbery charges he incurred in Sept. 2001. Barnes is facing seven counts of robbery, including two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.
According to the rapper’s attorney Paul Gardner of the Baltimore-based Gardner Law Group, Barnes actually robbed the two men at gunpoint with BB gun when he was a juvenile.
Barnes will appear in court Dec. 4 to answer the charges.
“We aren’t worried at all,” Gardner told AllHipHop.com. “I know the outcome of the trial will be acquittal.”
In the meantime, the rapper is working on his latest album titled Fast Life.
“I did songs with Chingy, TI, Soulja Slim, Princess from Crime Mob,” Young City told AllHipHop.com. “I didn’t want to put just everybody on my album. So I got people grinding like me on the album.”
Young City said he was no longer an artist on Bad Boy Entertainment, the label that released Da Band’s debut release Too Hot For TV.
“No bad talk about Bad Boy,” Young City said diplomatically. “I was doing music I wasn’t really feeling, so I’m free now.”
The first single from the album will be titled “Shut It Down.”
“Artists money for the suckers,” Young City said. “I’m not a rookie anymore, I’m here now, I know how it go, so I’m waiting to shop it to people waiting.”
Source: All Hip Hop