When rapper Sean Kingston was reportedly jumped and beaten by rap trio Migos in Las Vegas on February 22, Moises Johnson fired a gun in the air, police say. Johnson has been booked on three felony counts, including possession of a firearm without a permit.
Here’s a look at Johnson and the fight that reportedly broke out.
1. Johnson Allegedly Fired a Shot During Kingston’s Fight With Migos
According to the first TMZ report on the fight, it happened at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The site’s sources said that Kingston got into an argument with Migos that involved Soulja Boy. The argument got violent, and the rap trio beat Sean, “allegedly kicking him and stomping on his head,” according to TMZ.
A police source told TMZ that during the fight, someone in Kingston’s group fired into the air, and didn’t hit anyone. That person later turned out to be Johnson, who, TMZ reports, was later booked on three felony counts for pointing his weapon at three people. He faces one felony charge for possessing a handgun without a permit.
2. Kingston Posted a Video Claiming He Wasn’t Hit Hard & Didn’t File Charges Against Migos
Kingston later sent a video to TMZ that looked like it was filmed in his Vegas hotel room. In it, he claims that he was not badly hurt in the fight and his face is as “smooth as motherf**king ice.” He also adds, “You can’t keep a good man down.”
Kingston, who was seen in handcuffs outside the venue after the fight, didn’t file a police report against Migos. TMZ reported that Kingston left the scene of the fight and was pulled over by police. Although he was put in handcuffs, he wasn’t arrested.
Before the alleged fight, Migos and Sean Kingston were friendly, at least according to video shared on Instagram.
A Las Vegas Police Department spokesman confirmed to the New York Daily News that the alleged shooter and another person were taken into custody. They confirmed that Kingston was pulled over in a traffic stop and was “semi-cooperative” with police.
3. A Member of Migos Posted a Picture Of Himself Flipping His Middle Finger on Instagram
As HipHopDX notes, Migos member Quavo posted a picture of himself flipping his middle finger on Instagram. The caption on the image reads, “M I D D L E F A N G A C U L T U R E Out Now.”
As The Daily News notes, there’s no known public feud between Kingston and Migos. However, Kingston did post an Instagram video that has since been deleted about Quavo backing out of a fight with Soulja Boy.
“I was right there. (Soulja) said pull up, I want to fight one-on-one,” Kingston said the post, the Daily News notes. “This s–t ain’t have to go to no social media…It was no point where (Quavo) ain’t show up, it’s like okay, he want to go in.”
4. Johnson & Kingston Are Close Friends
Johnson raps under the name Bowe Jack and has over 3,600 followers on Instagram. He is clearly good friends with Kingston, who appears in several of his Instagram posts.
Although Johnson has not posted anything new since the fight, the Boynton Beach, Florida-native rapper did post a video featuring Kingston on Instagram. It looks like the video was taken in a hotel room and can be seen above. In another post, he promoted a new Kingston track by referring to him as his “brother.”
Johnson did post on Facebook, “Ni**a went from playing in the game to a cheerleader bih.”
5. He’s an Artist Signed to Time Is Money Entertainment
Johnson performs on the Time Is Money Entertainment indie label, which listed Kingston as its CEO. The company’s Twitter page hasn’t been active since 2010 and the most recent post on its Facebook page dates back to December 2016.
However, Johnson still lists himself as an artist signed to the label on his Instagram page.