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5 people arrested during filming of rap video featuring French Montana, Ja Rule and Busta Rhymes

May 31, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
5 people arrested during filming of rap video featuring French Montana, Ja Rule and Busta Rhymes

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Five people were arrested during the filming of a video featuring rap stars French Montana, Busta Rhymes and Ja Rule in Brooklyn, officials said Saturday.

Three men and two women — including the set security guard — were facing weapons and drug charges after plainclothes cops infiltrated the shoot behind a Fulton St. Bravo Supermarket in East New York at about 6:15 p.m. and spotted the illegal hardware, officials said.

Cocaine, marijuana and molly were also discovered, officials said.

 

Rappers Busta Rhymes,  Ja Rule wwere among the artists featured in the video that was being filmed.
Rappers Busta Rhymes, Ja Rule wwere among the artists featured in the video that was being filmed.

Those arrested included 35-year-old security guard Frank Bartlett, who had a defaced firearm in his waistband, 32-year-old Ronald James, who was seen passing a Derringer pistol to his girlfriend, Ebonee Eastmond, 27 — who was also arrested — and Edward Elkins, who had a semiautomatic pistol in a shopping bag between his feet, cops said.

Wendy Miranda, 30, who was in the video, was also busted when a .32-caliber revolver was recovered near her, cops said.

Coke Boy Records filmed the video, which paid homage to rapper Chinx, who was shot dead during a drive-by in Queens on May 17.

Other stars seen at the set — which drew a crowd of 150 — included Noreaga, Juelz Santana and Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson.

Concerned area residents called the police around 6:15 p.m. after they saw the impromptu crowd of about 200 performers, extras, and gawkers milling around the parking lot of the Bravo Supermarket at the corner of Fulton and Linwood streets in Cypress Hills, cops said.

 

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Three men and two women — including the set security guard — were facing weapons and drug charges after plainclothes cops infiltrated the shoot behind a Fulton St. Bravo Supermarket in East New York at about 6:15 p.m. and spotted the illegal hardware

 When they arrived, the plainclothes officers worked the throngs until they allegedly spotted what appeared to be a gun in the pants pocket of 35-year-old shoot security guard Frank Bartlett, police said.

They identified themselves to the 6-foot-11, 350 pound guard, he copped to carrying the 9mm Daewoo, and surrendered, sources said.

As word of the bust spread through the crowd, others started desperately trying to ditch their own contraband.

French Montana posted photos of the shoot on his Instagram account, but didn’t mention the arrests. Attempts to reach Coke Boy Records were unsuccessful Saturday evening.

From the NY Daily News

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