Nepotism is a time honored tradition in any business industry, and the entertainment world is no different. Take for instance, media mogul Berry Gordy (think of him as the Sean Combs from your grandparents’ generation). He had a shit load of kids (8, to be exact) who knew if they wanted to sing, they had the ultimate hook up.
Case in point, one of Berry’s sons, Rockwell, cooed into our ears during the 1980’s with his only hit song, Somebody’s Watching Me. Well, no truer words have ever been spoken, because now the only people watching him are the cops.
TMZ reports that 53-year-old Rockwell (birth name Kennedy William Gordy) became irate with his housekeeper on Thursday afternoon when she failed to make his sandwich in the amount of time befitting a star of his caliber. Instead of doing what normal irrational folk do (such as dropping to the floor hand having a tantrum like a 2 year old), Rockwell decided to dial up the coo-coo by hitting her. Well, the housekeeper wasn’t having any of that, so she made a citizen’s arrest and had the police come out to his Venice, CA home to drag his ass out in handcuffs.
In video provided by TMZ, you can hear someone in the background say “There goes Rockwell. We should be cheering,” as Rockwell is being carted off to a squad car. You can watch and listen, below.
Rockwell currently faces misdemeanor battery charges and remains in custody at this time. I’m sure he will be getting out soon enough though, as his father is a super kajillionaire. But it’s still a pretty messed up story.
Let’s watch this video to remember him as he once was… creepy, kinda hot and dripping Jheri Curl juice over everything in his path.