According to reports, Brooklyn rapper Dupree G.O.D surrendered to police after a video of him using a flamethrower on top of a local bus went viral. The video shows Dupree G.O.D jump atop the bus in Bedford-Stuyvesant and shoots the flamethrower in the air. Despite turning himself in to authorities on Wednesday, Dupree G.O.D insisted that using the flamethrower was an act of art.
“Art man, art,” the rapper told reporters who questioned him outside the local precinct. “Everything was in a safe, controlled environment,” he said. “It’s for the art. For the Wu-Tang.” That explanation clearly didn’t win over Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison, who said during the presser following Dupree G.O.D’s arrest:
“Let me ask you something, jumping on a bus, is that a controlled environment? […] And also, mind you, there were people on the bus as well, so I don’t know about you but, if my mother’s on that bus, and somebody’s on the roof shooting a flamethrower, I don’t know, but I’m gonna take that a little personal.”
The Brooklyn rapper was charged with reckless endangerment.