Ricky Hampton, aka Finese 2Tymes (Jefferson County Jail)
Ricky Hampton, aka Finese 2Tymes (Jefferson County Jail)

A Memphis, Tenn.-based rapper who was headlining the Little Rock, Ark., show where 28 people were injured was arrested Sunday in Alabama on unrelated gun charges.


AL.com reports that 25-year-old Ricky Hampton, better known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals, the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and the FBI at the Side Effects Club in Birmingham, Ala.

According to the outlet, Hampton was sought on aggravated assault charges in Forest City, Ark., separate from the Saturday-morning shootout at the Power Ultra Lounge, where 25 people suffered gunshot wounds and three others were hurt by stampedes of people trying to escape an 11-second gunfight that erupted inside the club.


Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Cliff LaBarge confirmed that Hampton and 25-year-old Kentrell Gwynn were both arrested at about 1:15 a.m. as they were heading back into the Birmingham club; investigators recovered two handguns and an AK-47 from Hampton’s silver Mercedes-Benz.

Hampton’s poster for his appearance at Ultra had the rapper holding a gun, facing the camera, which the Little Rock police chief said was “concerning.”

Hampton will be held without bond pending extradition to Arkansas.

In related news, the Associated Press reports that Power Ultra was evicted and must vacate the premises within three days “due to [its] failure to maintain the premises in a safe condition.”


Before the club was shut down, the state had suspended the lounge’s liquor license.

All of the victims are expected to survive the shootings, but one can assume that there will be more arrests in the coming days.


Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story reported that Ricky Hampton was arrested in connection with the shooting incident at the Ultra Lounge in Little Rock, Ark. His gun charges are not related to that shooting, but according to Al.com, he is a suspect in that case.

Read more at Al.com and the Associated Press.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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