It was an awkward situation for rapper Rick Ross when his ankle-monitoring bracelet went off while attending a high-level meeting with other rappers in Washington, D.C., about criminal justice issues.So, what did Ross do, exactly, that requires him to wear an ankle-monitor? I'm glad you asked!
What made the situation even more awkward for him -- and everyone else involved -- is that the meeting took place at the White House, and his electronic monitor started beeping right after President Obama finished speaking to the assembled group.
Ross is out on $2,000,000 bond for kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery of a man working on one of his homes. According to police, Ross and his bodyguard allegedly "forced the worker into a guesthouse bedroom and pistol-whipped him with a .9-mm Glock" after an argument.Maybe one effective response to the increase in violent crime would be to lock up more people like Rick Ross; another might be to avoid giving such overpriviledged thugs the kind of false credibility that comes with invitations to the White House.