Rapper Roddy Ricch performed at Hot 97’s Summer Jam on Sunday – when he led the crowd in a “F – k the NYPD” chant just hours after gun possession charges against him were dropped in Queens.
The Grammy-winning artist, whose real name is Rodrick Moore, had been busted at a security checkpoint outside the Governors Ball festival at Citi Field on Saturday night after a security guard found a loaded Canik 9mm stashed under the front passenger seat of the black 2020 Cadillac Escalade he was in.
A large-capacity magazine that contained nine rounds of ammunition was also found, police sources said.
Moore, 23, was arrested along with two other men in the car – Carlos Collins, 57, of New Jersey and Michael Figueroa, 46, of Brooklyn – and charged with felony gun possession raps, cops said.
But the next morning, the “Die Young” performer was released and the charges against him and Collins dropped in a move that the Queens District Attorney’s Office and police refused to explain.
Law-enforcement sources said the charges were dropped because prosecutors found Figueroa had the gun in his waistband and then stashed it under the front passenger seat of the car when a security guard asked to search the vehicle.
“This is typical street stuff. ‘The’ f – k the NYPD ‘comments are typical, ”a Manhattan detective with 20 years on the job told The Post on Tuesday. “The cops probably treated him great.”
Another senior law-enforcement source groused, “Loaded illegal gun with extended mag in [the] car, but no big deal in New York City anymore. Let’s just apologize for wasting his time. ”
The bust prevented Moore from performing at Governors Ball, but he took the stage at the city radio station’s Summer Jam, where he led the expletive-laden chant for a few beats before launching into a song.
The crowd obliged Moore’s chant and repeated “F – k the NYPD” a couple of times before the song began.