Grammy-winning rapper Roddy Ricch was busted with a gun – and an extended magazine – at a security checkpoint before he was set to perform at the Governor’s Ball at Citi Field on Saturday night, cops say.
The 23-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rodrick Moore, was in 2020 black Cadillac Escalade with two other men stopped at a security checkpoint around 6:20 pm – just hours before the event was set to begin – when an employee with a private security firm hired for the Queens concert spotted the Canik 9mm under a seat, according to police.
Authorities also found an extended magazine that contained nine rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said.
“The reason we do this checkpoints is for expressly this purpose. We don’t want people introducing guns in this venue,” an NYPD official told The Post on Sunday.
Moore of Los Angeles was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device and possession of an unlawful feeding device, cops said.
Carlos Collins, 57, of NJ and Michael Figueroa, 46, Brooklyn, are also facing gun charges, cops said.
Moore — who won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance in 2020 and has been nominated for a top music award 10 times — had been set to perform Saturday at the popular event.