Rapper 9lokkNine, whose real name is Jacquavius Dennard Smith, was arrested on Friday, July 24, on charges of attempted second-degree murder. Smith, 20, was arrested by the police department in Orlando, Florida, and was booked shortly before 6:30 p.m. ET. According to public records, he’s facing multiple charges, including attempted second-degree murder with a firearm, shooting into an occupied building or structure and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
No further information about the circumstances of his arrest is available on Smith’s arrest record. Heavy has reached out to the Orlando Police Department for more information but did not immediately hear back.
This story is still developing and will be updated.
Smith Has Been in Trouble With the Law Before & Has Been Arrested Multiple Times
Smith has been arrested multiple times before his July 24 arrest. In September 2015, at the age of 15, Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful discharge of a firearm in connection with an incident that left a 17-year-old in the hospital. According to investigators at the time, WFTV9 reported, Smith accidentally shot the teenager.
In October 2018, Smith was pulled over by the Orlando Police Department for drag racing and arrested him after searching his car. He was booked on a few charges, including possession of a concealed weapon by a convicted delinquent, grand theft in the third degree and possession of fewer than 20 grams of marijuana, the Miami Herald reported.
The following year, in May 2019, Smith was again arrested on gun and drug charges, including possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and illegal firearm possession. Earlier this year, in January 2020, Smith was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed firearm. The status of these multiple cases is unclear at this time.
Smith Released His First Mixtape on January 2, 2018 & Is Best Known for His Song ’10 Percent’ Which Has Been Viewed Over 30 Million Times on YouTube
Smith’s music has been streamed millions of times on Spotify and he has multiple music videos on YouTube that have reached millions as well. The Florida rapper is known for such songs as “10 Percent,” “Crayola,” “Beef” and “223’s,” a collaboration with YNW Melly. His latest song was released on Spotify on July 22, titled “One Minute.”
The rapper performed alongside rappers like Travis Scott and J. Cole at the 2018 Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida. In August 2018, Smith signed with Cash Money Records for a deal rumored to be in the $2 million range, XXL reported.
Smith was born on May 1, 2000, in Orlando, Florida. He spoke to XXL in 2019 about his experience growing up in Orlando: “Growing up there it’s like, people get a [perception] of Disney World, but that’s not what it is.” He said his first dream career was the NFL: “I went to jail and got out. I went to this lil private school called AGAPE, we had like a little jail football team. Everybody was felons. That ain’t go too well. We lost every game.”