Last week, it was reported that rapper Cassidy was arrested in Hackensack, N.J., on a “high-risk warrant” after violating parole in Philadelphia and being named as a suspect in multiple murder cases. Now, after being released from jail, the former Swizz Beatz protégé is claiming that he wasn’t arrested for being a murder suspect, but simply missing appointments with his parole officer.
In a recent interview on DJ Cosmic Kev’s “The Come Up Show” on May 21, Cassidy shared details about his parole and revealed that he was previously accused of murder but beat the charges.
“It was something light. I’m still on probation from the situation that I dealt with about six, seven years ago,” he explained. “Y’all know I was down for the murder and the two attempted murders before. I beat the murders and the two attempts, but I got involuntary manslaughter and two aggravated assaults. So for the two aggravated assaults, I’m still on probation. It’s like a real light probation.”
As the Philly emcee further explained, his parole violation came about after his former parole officer, who would regularly contact him about scheduling visits, was replaced with a new P.O., who expected the rapper to schedule appointments without prompting.
“I’m running around the world. I didn’t even go every month like the regular person, so it slipped my mind,” he said. “The way my P.O. wrote the warrants out was that I had a warrant, and he put the murder on there because that was the case it was revolved around. […] But I wasn’t fighting a new jawn [*jawn* – an unspecified thing].”
Cassidy said that he was released from jail after his lawyer and entertainment lawyer along with Philadelphia policem, cleared up the issue with a judge.
“They both went down there to get everything straight. And when they talked to the judge, they realized it was just a warrant because of violation of probation because I didn’t go to see my P.O.,” he said. “And the murder stuff that was on the paper, that didn’t hold no weight. The cops said ‘All he was wanted for was the violation of probation, not no murder or nothing like that.’ So that’s how I was able to get the warrants lifted, and then once I proved to the people in Jersey that I got the warrants lifted, they was [sic] able to lift the fugitive charge and I was able to come home.”
What do you think of Cassidy’s explanation of the arrest? –nicholas robinson