N’awlins rapper Danny Rogers, or better known as, “Lil Dee God’s Gift,” and his associates, found themselves in a bit of trouble on Sunday evening. The self-described ‘positive rapper’ is known for shooting his music videos “guerilla style” throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area for YouTube consumption. Swept up in the wave of creativity, the hip hop counterparts made a series of decision that not only lead to their arrests, but almost cost them their lives.

While shooting the music video at the Ames Express convenient store, Roger’s and company got the idea to carry out a mock robbery, using real unloaded guns. Naturally when a passerby mistook the theatrics for a bona fide armed robbery, the police were summoned.

Lil Dee recounts,

“We was in there shooting, getting our shots and everything in the middle of the scene and police just ran in… A cop ran in with his gun drawn and after that, backup just followed.”

That’s when Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies stormed the parking lot, and arrested the crew. Rogers, Chance Gomez, Yonael Santana, Timothy Kelly and Nidal Jamhour were detained for Criminal Mischief. Raassan Holmes, Frank Cheffen and Terrell Hogan face charges of Illegal Carrying of a Concealed Weapon along with Criminal Mischief.

“This is not smart,” Sheriff Newell Normand said. “Had they had the guns out and our officers come upon them, the likelihood is we would have multiple people dead.” The sherriff admitted that the men had no ill-intentions, and that the robbery scene of the video was meant to be an example of a ‘bad choice’ worthy of avoiding. Ironic…

Oddly enough, the whole guns blazing debacle could’ve been avoided if only Rogers and co. had remembered to secure a permit and alerted the proper authorities of their armed and unloaded plans. To their defense, the decision to stage the theft scene was a spur of the moment one, but one trigger-happy cop could’ve put their dreams and ambition to rest – permanently. Perhaps they should count themselves lucky to have walked away unharmed, and with a fair share of free publicity.

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  • Afrostyling

    what a bunch of idiots.

  • secret ninja

    wow, the stupidity in this whole situation is almost too sad to laugh at. almost.
    lmao!!!! how dumb can you get?! why would you use REAL guns on a fake armed robbery, without a permit to do the video?!

  • I think just like the police many people are over reacting calling it stupid, not planned out well yes, granted. As artrist of all walks of creativity try to be authentic aspossible.

    • secret ninja

      how are the police overreacting @Glenn? there are laws in place that every one has to abide by, you can’t pick and choose what law you want to break and which one you won’t and if you do there are consequences. no one knew they were doing a fake armed robbery for the video except for the store owner, if they had gotten the permits like they were supposed to, when the passerby called the police they would have seen the permit on file and wouldn’t have busted in on them! and who the hell uses real fire arms?! there’s such a thing as props. these guys are lucky they didn’t get shot up by the police or thrown in jail for some dumb stuff!

  • Perverted Alchemist

    When keeping it real goes wrong…really, really wrong…

  • Raassan Holmes

    Here is the Finished Product For The Video They was shooting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv9JynA6flI http://www.lildeegodsgift.com Heart Listens by Lil Dee