Making The Band alum Chopper arrested on sex trafficking charges as cops accuse him of being a PIMP in Las Vegas
CHOPPER has been arrested on sex trafficking charges after being accused of making money off of prostitution in Las Vegas.
Law enforcement has accused the MTV alum of being a "pimp" leading to his Maryland arrest earlier this month.
Chopper, formally known as Kevin Barnes, has been booked and extradited to Las Vegas to face sex trafficking charges.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, an undercover detective in Nevada posing as a sex worker received a direct message from the rapper on Instagram.
The reality star allegedly sent the agent an offer to make money through prostitution.
The undercover officer also noticed several posts on Chopper's Instagram alluding to his involvement in "pimping."
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The TV personality bragged about his wealth in many photos, one of which depicted him sitting on a private plane with the caption: "Sending em," with a money bag and crown emoji.
After gathering the social media evidence, detectives have launched a full-on investigation of a potential sex trafficking operation.
According to the outlet, the undercover alleged that "Chopper called them and bragged about frequent travel and having 7 homes across the country, including one in Las Vegas."
He also mentioned that Las Vegas "was not a safe place to do business because law enforcement was cracking down."
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The undercover police also had a phone interview with Chopper, where he told them "he would make them a part of his team and stable."
Later in the phone call, the rapper became aggressive according to the officer, "ordering them around like he might do a sex worker."
From there he told them to pack their bags, head to the airport and meet him in Charlotte, North Carolina to join his "stable."
The undercover cop stalled by saying they were frightened to leave home, turning Chopper even more aggressive.
According to the documents, he tried "to verbally force them to make the trip, getting angry and demanding a $2,000 fee."
With the TV star's alleged Instagram messages, social media posts, the phone call, and his monetary demands, the undercover officer said there was enough evidence for his arrest.
Chopper has been charged with a felony for sex trafficking, and his team has not offered a statement at this time.
The reality star reached his claim to fame when starring in three seasons of Making the Band 2 on MTV.
The show followed the hip hop group Da Band, put together by Sean P Diddy Combs who later signed to his record label.
After the show wrapped, Chopper signed as a solo artist to the label, Bad Boy South.
He then released his hit single Lil Daddy which appeared on the Hustle & Flow soundtrack before heading on tour with Chris Brown and Trey Songz.
The rapper has had his fair share of run-ins with the law over the past 20 years, facing jail time over robbery charges and street altercations involving weapons.
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In 2012, Chopper was shot at a Michigan gas station while sitting outside in his Lamborghini.
He has largely remained out of the public eye since.
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