A week after being arrested in New Jersey on a “high-risk” warrant for his alleged involvement in at least three murder-related cases, Philly rapper Cassidy is finally free.
The rapper (real name: Barry Adrian Reese) recently surfaced to clarify the situation, via an interview with Philly radio personality DJ Cosmic Kev.
Cassidy revealed that he had merely violated his probation by failing to check in with his parole officer … and isn’t being sought after for the string of murder-related cases that were reported in the media.
“I’m still on probation from the situation I dealt with about six, seven years ago,” Cassidy said, further explaining that a recent warrant was issued in Pennsylvania, while he currently resides in New Jersey. “That’s why the police brought the whole SWAT team.”
Cassidy was arrested at a convenience store in New Jersey last week and shipped to Bergen County Jail Annex. When authorities served the arrest warrant, they considered him “armed and dangerous,” but that stems from previous murder charges that Cassidy faced in 2005. So, to clarify, the rapper say he isn’t facing any new murder charges.
He explained to Kev that all he was wanted for was the probation violation and admitted that even he was confused by the whole ordeal.
“I wasn’t even sure what I was charged with,” he explained. “They bringing the whole SWAT team out, they talkin’ about I’m on maximum security, I’m armed and dangerous. I didn’t even know what I was goin’ down for.
“I was confused and if I know if I was confused the people in the streets were definitely confused.”
After clearing up the confusion, Cass revealed that he plans to focus on recording and releasing new music in the near future.
“Since I’m home feeling good… I’m dropping some new music tomorrow,” Cassidy wrote on Twitter (@CASSIDY_LARSINY). “Since my name in N****s mouth, why not.. It’s about to get ugly.”