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It Wasn’t Me! Rappers Impersonating Non-Rappers


Yesterday, unfortunate news broke in that Chicago rapper Lil Reese—real name Tavares Taylor—was arrested for illegally purchasing a vehicle on April 13. According to the charges, Reese “presented false documentation to obtain a 2006 BMW 750 Li.” Though further details have been scant, by the sound of the “false documentation” claim, we’re assuming that Reese used a fake name to cop the Beemer. Maybe something along the lines of “Curtis Mackson,” or “Reese S. Peeces”? Get it? Anyway, though this case is a pretty strange one that finds Reese inexplicably pretending to be someone else, it reminded us of some other recent cases where rappers (or their security) pretended to be someone else, too. Turns out it’s not so rare.

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