A former member of MTV and Diddy’s popular debut show Make the group was reportedly arrested for sex trafficking.
TMZ reported that Chopper, an alumnus of the series, was welcomed earlier this month. He appeared on Make group 2 in 2002 as a member of Da Band. He was credited as Rodney “Chopper” Hill, according to IMDb.
The former reality TV star was reportedly arrested after interacting with an undercover officer. TMZ reported that Chopper made contact and tried to get them to join his “stable”.
While in contact with the Nevada-based agent, Chopper reportedly opened up about his lavish lifestyle. They spoke on the phone and the musician tried to include the officer in his “team” after conducting an interview.
Chopper reportedly said Las Vegas was not a safe area to conduct such business and tried to get the agent to fly to North Carolina. When the officer expressed hesitation, he reportedly tried to force the situation. In the process, he reportedly demanded compensation for his services.
TMZ reported that the celebrity’s social media presence was also used against him. Chopper reportedly posted several posts referring to trafficking.
Chopper posted a flurry of memes and photos to Instagram on April 14 and hasn’t posted since. Earlier this month, he appeared to share multiple posts almost daily.
XXL has contacted the Chopper team to comment on the situation. They also contacted the Las Vegas Police Department. Neither appeared to have responded at the time of publication.
Da Band has an album, the one from 2003 Too hot for TV, available to stream on Spotify. XXL noted that Chopper was also pursuing a solo career. His latest solo album Man on Mars was released in 2018 under the artist name Chopper City.
He appeared to be teasing new content under the artist name Chopper Young City on Instagram in late 2021 and early 2022.