Rapper's lyrics lead to murder charges

Here’s what happens when “keeping it one hunnid” goes terribly wrong.

A Newport News, Va. rapper is in custody after his lyrics led police to arrest him for a 2007 double murder.

According to the Daily Press, Antwain Steward, who goes by the alias Twain Gotti, was charged with two counts of murder, malicious wounding, and firearms charges stemming from the May 2007 slayings of Brian Dean and Christopher Horton.

While boasting about violence in rap songs is commonplace, police allege Steward, who was 16 at the time of the murders, referenced the killings in one of his songs, which was posted to YouTube. Police used Twain Gotti’s lyrics to secure a search warrant for the rapper’s home.

Law enforcement officials cited an excerpt of Steward’s lyrics in their affidavit to the court:

“Everybody saw when I [expletive] choked him. But nobody saw when I [expletive] smoked him, roped him, sharpened up the shank then I poked him…had me crackin up so I joked him, it is betweezy six feet ova, told ya [expletive] with my money I’ll roast ya.”

This isn’t the first time Steward’s been arrested. He was held in 2011 in connection with another shooting in Hampton, Va. and charged with aggravated malicious wounding and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Steward is currently being held without bond in a Newport News jailhouse. His next court date is scheduled for October 2.

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