Rapper Nuke Bizzle Was Charged For Scamming The Government After Releasing A Song About It Called “EDD”
Today in “dumbasses,” a rapper by the name of Fontrell Antonio Baines, AKA Nuke Bizzle, nuked his whole life by releasing a song all about how he was scamming the California government’s Employment Development Department. He was arrested by the feds and is facing fraud charges. See this is exactly why the Zodiac Killer did not release that song called: “I’m Ted Cruz,” it would have given him away.
Complex says that 31-year-old Fontrell released the track literally called EDD featuring his cohort, Fat Wizza (the choices these people made…) back in September and was soon arrested. Hints to what lead to his arrest could be related to lyrics such as:
“Unemployment so sweet we had 1.5 land this week.”
“You gotta sell cocaine, I can just file a claim.”
“I got that swagger from EDD.”
And the intro to the song is a voice message from EDD, giving Fontrell an account update. And when I tell you Fontrell included the EDD letters in the music video… I–… I don’t even… this is like live-streaming stealing breaking into someone’s house. Which has happened before.
Fontrell was arrested in late-September in Los Angeles by Las Vegas police, who found eight EDD debit cards–seven in the names of other people. They found out that Fontrell and his friends had managed to access 92 debit cards in total which were pre-loaded with over $1.2 million, and had taken out over $704,000 of it through cash withdrawals already. But EDD wasn’t the only government program getting scammed, Fontrell and co. also exploited the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance provisions–the CARES Act–which was meant for supplementing the income of freelance workers during the pandemic.
This past Friday, Fontrell was arrested again and officially charged with three felony counts of access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, and interstate transportation of stolen property. Fontrell now faces up to 22 years in federal prison.
Well, I hope these guys enjoyed their few months or weeks of being rich because that’s over forever now. If Lori Loughlin got prison time for financial scams you know they will too. I wonder if they’ll keep the names Nuke Bizzle and Fat Wizza in jail?
Here’s the musical and legal genius concoction, EDD.