Dallas police officer Lt. Regina Smith, like most professionals, has interests outside of her day job. But the rapping she's done under the name "Lucille Baller" has caused a problem when it comes to her role on the force, according to BlackAmericaWeb.
It's not just the stark contrast that a musical persona provides with her work overseeing burglary and theft detectives for two patrol investigative units. It's that Smith, whose police officer husband was killed while on duty three years ago, uses her lyrics to threaten violence against anyone who would dare to "push" her. In one video, she says, "You see this bullet right here … I'll stick it from their rooter to the tooter and bring it out."
Not sure exactly what that means — or how it connects (or doesn't) to her role as a police officer — but her employer evidently wants some time to figure it out. Smith has been placed on administrative leave while the department conducts an investigation. From BlackAmericaWeb:
Lt. Regina Smith, who oversees burglary and theft detectives for two patrol investigative units, also runs Big Rush In LLC. She started the music production company and independent record label after the 2009 death of her husband, Dallas Sr. Cpl. Norman Smith, who was nicknamed the "Big Russian."
"Don't push Ms. Lucy, because you won't like the consequences. Mess with me or I will shoot a (expletive), cuz Lucille Baller, she been to hell and back," Lt. Smith raps in a song that has since been removed from Big Rush In's website, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The newspaper and WFAA-TV both reported that Smith has been placed on administrative leave …
In another video on the website, Smith is seen talking with a group of friends around a table, telling them that people in the music industry have already taken advantage of her.
"You know what I would do to somebody who try to take advantage of me? You see this bullet right here," Smith says, holding a bullet in her hand. "I'll stick it from their rooter to the tooter and bring it out." …
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