Brooklyn Rapper Surrenders To Police After Shooting A Flamethrower Atop A Bus

Brooklyn Rapper Surrenders To Police After Shooting A Flamethrower Atop A Bus

A Brooklyn rapper turned himself in to police today after shooting off a flamethrower atop a New York City bus. The New York Daily News reports that Dupree G.O.D. jumped shirtless from the top of an ice cream truck to a packed B26 bus in Bedford-Stuyvesant last night, where he filmed a viral video of himself firing streams of flames into the air.

Police initially responded to a 911 call reporting a man on top of a city bus shooting a flamethrower, but when they arrived at the scene, the crowd had dispersed. They marked the call as unfounded until they became aware of videos of the incident circulating on social media. When asked what he was thinking when making the video, Dupree said, “Art man, art.”

“Everything was in a safe, controlled environment,” Dupree explained to reporters while surrendering to police on Wednesday. “It’s for the art. For the Wu-Tang.” When contacted by the New York Daily News, his lawyer added, “De Blasio is already burning this city to the ground — so what’s one more fire?”

After turning himself in, Dupree was handcuffed and charged with reckless endangerment. The NYPD still has not located the flamethrower, which Dupree also used in other recent videos posted on social media. In 2009, Dupree was featured rapping in a McDonald’s commercial for their $1 breakfast menu.

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