The music industry is often associated with glamour and glitz; however, it is not devoid of controversies and legal issues. One such incident that has recently garnered attention involves Polo G‘s brother, a budding rapper known as Trench Baby.
The Incident: A Tragic Los Angeles Shooting
On the night of June 10, a tragic incident unfolded in Los Angeles. The victim, a young man named Dashaun Berry, was found lifeless in a North Hollywood parking lot at approximately 1:30 a.m. The authorities pronounced him dead at the scene, setting off a chain of events that would eventually lead to Trench Baby facing severe legal consequences.
The Aftermath: Trench Baby’s Arrest and Charges
Following the incident, Polo G’s brother, also known by his real name, Taurean Bartlett, was implicated in the crime. He was subsequently arrested and charged with felony murder. Currently, Bartlett is being detained at the Los Angeles’ Men’s Central Jail without bail. His trial is scheduled to begin on November 27.
Aside from the murder charges, Bartlett also faces accusations of first-degree residential robbery and dissuading a witness by force or threat. Interestingly, both these charges involve the same individual.
The Connection: Trench Baby and Polo G’s Legal Troubles
This isn’t the first time Trench Baby and Polo G have had a brush with the law. Back in August, both brothers were arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and kidnapping. The charges stemmed from a police raid on the Chicago rapper’s Los Angeles home.
Polo G, however, managed to secure his release from Burbank Jail after posting a $100,000 bond. His lawyer, Bradford Cohen, stated that Polo G wasn’t the primary focus of the LAPD’s investigation. He emphasized his client’s innocence, stating, “He is not and never was a convicted felon. Any previous charges he had I got dismissed and it’s all public record.”
The Impact: Delay in Polo G’s Upcoming Album Release
Polo G’s music career has also been affected by these events. His upcoming album, Hood Poet, originally set for a September 2023 release, has been postponed. As of now, Apple Music hints at a tentative release date of August 2, 2024.
The Bottom Line
The case involving Polo G’s brother Trench Baby is a stark reminder of the challenges and troubles that can emerge in the entertainment industry. As fans await more music news, the focus remains on the unfolding legal drama. Will justice be served? Only time will tell.