Bounty Killer Arrested, Threatens Girlfriend From Jail
Dancehall artist, Bounty Killer, was arrested at his home in Jamaica on Monday, April 5, after assaulting his girlfriend of three years.
According to reports, Bounty Killer, born Rodney Price, was arrested by Jamaica’s St. Andrew North Police and still remains in custody. Police officials reportedly revealed that Price used his one phone call at the station to reach his ex-girlfriend and threaten her life. A local judge refused to grant bail, forcing Price to remain in custody until his court date this Wednesday (April 7). In addition to the new assault case, he is still battling previous charges, which include illegal possession of a firearm, marijuana possession and unlawful wounding and assault.
Bounty Killer’s new legal troubles come on the heels of the U.S. Government’s move to revoke work visas for five dancehall artists including Beenie Man, Mavado and Bounty Killer himself. Although the reason for the canceled visas is not clear, airlines have been warned not to allow the artists to board flights to the U.S., forcing them to cancel several shows in the Florida region. Bounty Killer made headlines last July when he was arrested for assaulting a police officer two years prior. The dancehall rapper is best known in the U.S. for his album ‘My Xperience‘ as well as his collaboration with No Doubt on their single ‘Hey Baby.’