Dat boy had a glock?
Former Bad Boy rapper Jody Breeze was allegedly arrested in connection with a shooting in an Atlanta area mall. Several outlests are reporting that the one-time member of Bad Boy South’s group Boyz N Da Hood was arrested while trying to flee the scene on foot.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he was allegedly part of two groups of people arguing in Atlanta’s West End Mall. Witnesses told the paper that the argument appeared to stem from a drug deal gone awry. Authorities believe the dispute was also gang-related because witnesses say the men started yelling out rival gang affiliations.
The two groups left the mall and when the second one stepped outside, the first group to leave began firing on them from a white SUV. The two groups exchanged gunfire in which two men and one woman, who was not involved, where shot. One of the male victims was shot in the head, but all three victims survived the incident.
“We believe that the people that were involved were specific targets,” Atlanta Police Department Sgt. Warren Pickard said. “They had a misunderstanding that led to gunfire.”
“There was a subject with a bag. What was in the bag, we don’t know,” Pickard said. “They were arguing over the bag. They identified themselves as rival gang members. Somehow the incident escalated outside of the mall.”
This might seem like a sad end to a once-promising career. However, there’s a bit of a twist. The shooting that many of the articles are referencing today occurred all the way back in May 2017, and Jody Breeze appears to be every bit a free man.
All a Hoax?
In spite of having a song with this chorus…
“Dem Boyz got work, Dem Boyz got yay
Dem Boyz got purp, Dem Boyz got haze
Dem Boyz got glocks, Dem Boyz got K’s
Dem Boyz got blocks, Dem Boyz gettin paid”
…it looks like Jody wasn’t really carrying yay or k’s.
The rapper posted a screenshot of the frequently sourced video that seems to be the beginning of the rumor that he was arrested. His response to the video seemed to imply that the entire story was bogus.
“Soooo yall wanna play wit a Real One huh? #WellLetTheGamesBegin,” he captioned the post.
On a post from the day before, a friend of Jody’s asks him to reach out. She says she’s been getting a ton of phone calls about him, presumably related to the shooting rumor.
“I’m good sis,” he replied. “Ain’t sh*t going on.”
Breeze’s multiple posts a day, promoting his new mixtapes and showing his day-to-day life, don’t seem to be the work of a man who is incarcerated. This may just be the hip-hop equivalent of those death hoaxes that pop up around beloved character actors. If Breeze really was arrested for attempted murder, he’s doing a good job of playing it off.
See The Post
Check out Jody’s Instagram post up top.
What do you think? Is this the internet churning out a bunch of nonsense? Was Jody arrested and he’s merely playing it off? Or should we all be a little bit more skeptical of odd clips of chopped up news shows with watermarks intentionally blocking the date and odd disclaimers about fair use at the beginning? Sound off in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.