Slick Rick Once Again Facing Deportation

slickrick.jpgHip-hop pioneer Slick Rick is once again facing deportation by the US government because of his conviction in the early ’90s on attempted murder charges. Rick, whose real name is Richard Walters, recently had his status as a permanent US resident revoked along with his right to leave and re-enter the country. On September 21, the 2nd Circuit Appeals Court in New York overturned a 2003 ruling that freed the British-born rapper from prison and allowed him to remain a US resident. At the urging of the Department of Homeland Security, the Appeals Court has ordered that the case be heard once again in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami, where Rick was arrested in 2002 after a performance on a cruise ship in international waters.

Since the events of September 11, 2001, the government has embarked on what some have described as an overzealous campaign of deportation against non-citizens, particularly those with criminal convictions. Russell Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Chavis of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network intend to hold a press conference in New York City on October 24th in order to raise awareness of the situation and show support for Slick Rick.

  • crazy

    thats crazy ….Homeland security is spending time and money on Slick Rick and not the Slick Crack that is coming into our NEIGHBORHOODS…BEAUTIFUL AMERICA STAND UP

  • JR

    i agree wit ya crazy!!

  • bussy

    why doesn’t the government take the time out to worry about the things they need to worry about and leave the man alone!! FREE SLICK RICK!! :o)

  • http://www.myspace.com/browneyedbandit ILLegal

    That’s the rules, i guess.

  • Dyoung

    damn

  • http://xxxl sexyjn

    they need to leave the man alone! america have bigger fish to fry, like why the hell nucular testing is being done. what’s up with that. slick paid his dues. let him be!

  • SexySali

    My only question is if he was not a black man would this really be an issue after he served his time? Let the man live, I thought we were the country that believed you pay your debts off and move on. He paid his debt to society now let him move on.

  • STREET LEGENDZ

    well you gosta realize its election time…alot of foul shit iz about to go down….(sheeed we betta watch our backs, govt. reads blogs to)..homeland security is so screwed up, they have to make examples out people with no “political pull” I m sure Slick Rick could have paid to have that shit disapear but its obvious he aint that type of man to stuff the pockets of the “fat rat” (govt)……i hope Russ can put together some type of awareness cause if you aint got “political power” you gone need “black power”……….. ONE LUV

  • Dre Boogie

    FREE SLICK RICK..fuck wrong wit they ass…Rick tha Rula’ aint did shit..

  • Big COKE

    This is just another goverment issue that they are trying to show how they can “FLEX” their muscle, but the real thing is that they will not keep the american people updated on the terrorist plots till after the fact but want to go after a man who did his time and trying to make a life for himself and has “BY ALL MEANS” kept himself out of trouble until they went back and dug up his dirt!!! “FREE SLICK RICK THE RULA”

  • Emmanuel Palmer

    What the fuck is going on with HOMELAND SECURity this another reason to keep the “BLACKMAN” down again i know they have other more important things to do with their time like trying to keep more dangerous people out of the U.S. I know more dangerous people that is non citizens who is in the U.S. He did his time for the crime he did years ago,he also did nothing like that reasonly for him to have another trail , and went to trail the first time for that reason to get deported he which he was aquited from being deported I know he is not a U.S. citizen. But he did his bid in prison so they should just trying to deport a rap pioneer

  • http://myspace lilmrak@hotmail.com

    Damn, i feel for u Ricky, BUT
    Bring yo black ass here back to SOUF LDN with the rest of us niggaz.

  • Black London….

    YESSSSSSSSSS

    Slick is coming BACK HOME!!!

  • fla all day

    i was locked up wit slick rick in immigration back in 2003 he a cool dude

  • http://myspace.com/amnjordan jordan-philly

    where is he originally from? i thought new york?

  • Makavelli

    THIS WORLD IS REALLY FUCKED UP!!!! NOTHING SUPRISES ME NO MORE. ISN’T IT MORE IMPORTANT MATTERS TO HANDLE THAN TRYING TO DEPORT THIS MAN. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY TO FUCK WITH BLACKS.

  • 420PURP

    DOESNT IT SEEM THAT THE GOVT GOES OUT OF THERE WAY TO FUCK WIT US!?!

  • Atl’s own

    N.Korea is detonating Nuclear Arms and the U.S. government is wasting time on a threatless Rapper?!

    Is deez bitches kiddin’?

  • http://yahoo.com Los

    forget these clowns…they need 2 recognize tht theres bigger bizness out there tht they need 2 worrie about n let slick live

  • jon-jon 23

    I can’t believe these idiots are wasting tax dollars on deporting a man that has been a U.S. citizen for years– just to draw some meaningless publicity What kind of morons are running this country?

  • LostCause

    WHAT THA FUCK!!! LEAVE SLICK RICK ALONE. I HATE THIS FUCKING COUNTRYS’ GOVERNMENT, BUNCH OF FUCKED UP OLD ASS MUTHAFUCKAZ UP IN THERE WASTING TAX MONEY ON TRYING TO DEPORT A LIVING LEGEND.
    FUCK THE WORLD
    FUCK G.BUSH
    FUCK THE GOVT.
    FUCK THE POLICE TOO–FUCKING PIGZ

  • http://www.myspace.com/rickd Rick D.

    Yo man why tje fuck dont this dude start def jam LONDON!!!!!

    yo 4 real its about time he realizes USA is fucked lately.

    and He needs to go home and do some Brick Layin for hip-hop in Europe.

    1 luv

    Hope they dont lock him down 4 2 long.

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  • Jersey Boy

    I cant understand why certain higher powers in this country wish to waste money and purposeless actions toward good folks …..Free Slick and let the man stay in the U.S!!!!!!!!

  • Nancy

    IF SOMEONE ISN’T A CITIZEN & COMMITS CRIMES, ETC. THEN THEY SHOULD BE DEPORTED. DON’T WE HAVE ENOUGH CRIMINALS WITHOUT ACCEPTING OTHERS FROM OUTSIDE OUR COUNTRY? IF YOU COME HERE & CAN’T BE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON OUR COUNTRY, THEN GET OUT & DON’T COME BACK.

  • Nancy

    WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO CURSE TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS? IT AMAZES ME HOW PEOPLE SHOW THEIR IGNORANCE THIS WAY. BUY A DICTIONARY & YOU MAY JUST LEARN SOMETHING.

  • Knowledge Speaks

    The man has been an American icon for decades, and they got the nerve to question his citizen status? They seriously wastin’ fuckin’ time with this one. Can’t believe my tax dollas is going into such bullshit!

  • SMARTASS

    sexyjn I agree with you on that! Remember america prefers shooting fish in a barrel & this is a fish in a barrel situation.

  • theG.O.D

    Peace to Man, Woman and child by the way Nancy or whatever or whoever you are
    when was the last time you did something positive? and all that immigration/depotation bullshit is just nonsense, as of right now the U.S. has a lot of criminals from dictatorship regimes that are enjoying life in the U.S. People who committed a lot of crimes in their own country, in the name of democracy living in the U.S For example one cat from a nearby carribean island who sent out killing squads to people’s home to maim, rape etc… he’s in the U.S. courtesy of Uncle Sam. That’s positive huh?

    Peace

  • theG.O.D

    ps. homes nancy, homes

  • ANAL JEFF

    To: Anal Jeff’s mommas boyfriend uk

    YOU FUCKING STUPID NIGGER! I’M GONNA FIND YOUR BLACK NIGGER ASS AND LYNCH YOU BITCH! I’LL FUCKIN RAPE YOUR BLACK ASS JUST LIKE MY ANCISTORS DID HOE! I FUCKIN SHOVE MY THICK WHITE COCK SO FAR UP YOUR ASS CRACK & MAKE IT BLEED.. I’M TALKING ABOUT YOUR SHIT STAINED ASS CRACK NIGGER BACK THE FUCK UP BITCH

  • ANAL JEFF

    god damn it i hate stupid british niggers like slick rick trying to talk like a supreme white man, trying to copy the accent the white man created for the white man all powerful. I HATE HIP HOP ASS NIGGERS FUCK YOU IF YOUR BLACK I HATE YOU NIGGER DIE DIE DIE!!!!!!!!!

  • Freeway

    next they will be sending all the blacks back to africa and all the mexucans to mexico

  • jojochicago

    Oh yeah fuK! with Slick Rick but all these gas station foreign fuks! get to make money and funnel that shit back to the terrorists to bomb the fuk! out of us! this is bullshit to the highest proportions! A rapper at that, but Bin Laden neice is over here doing singing making a living being kin to this terrorist fuk!

  • ghost

    FUck anal jeff. u fuckin redneck cocksucker, im white and u pissing me off, ihate racist fagets like u. go shuv ya dick up ur cuzin u fuckin bitch. inbred cocksuckin faget.
    FUCK U!!!

  • B-boy

    Man dude they just trying get rid of Slick on some bull from 1990 they that’s like 16 years ago they need to pay attention to what’s happening now like taking care of those Katrina Victims who still need help or those people mysteriously dying in jail

  • o g smoke

    THE US GOVERNMENT HAS TO CUT THIS SHIT SHORT,SLICK RICK IS RAP ICON.
    /AM PSYCHIC I KICK RHYMES LIKE SLICK RICK,MAKIN SURE THAT I TICK ON THE PEAK OF THE MOUNTAIN/
    CAN I CAUSE PANDERMONIUM IN THIS NEW MELLENIUM FROM THE STREETS TO THE STADIUM/
    /AM THE EMCEE CAUSING A MASSARCE/
    FREE SLICK RICK!!!!!!!

  • Big Chops

    LAST !!!!!!!!!!

  • Chris Taylor

    Chris Taylor, TopDawg, London, Catsitting Rocker, was deported also.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dizzyt Nino The God

    Yo, fuck that shit, why do these people continue to harrass Rick da Ruler? He served his time and is now a family man. He is also a hip-hop legend and pioneer, one of the best ever. I had it with this shit, get off da Ruler’s dick, duke. Start studyin’ 120, you can catch my majestic ass at the God Hour.

  • Dizzy Smash Glue

    get the fuck off his dick, the hoes are waiting

  • who cares

    If you don’t like the US, go back to Africa. That includes slick rick and the rest of the niggers ruining our neighborhoods.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com leon houston

    rick the ruler is……….the ruler how they gonna deport the ruler of hip-hop the man who made mona-lisa, childrens story, me and noz bring it to u hardest, LODI-DODI, WHO ROTTEN EM!!!!!!????!?!?!?!?!?! Slick rick is as much a citizen as i am and i was born here in st. louis. besides he did his time and paid the price so just let em stay here. besides i gotta here that new album. ricky D/ holla at me!!!!!!!!

  • John

    You Americans are a really stupid and ignorant race. You murder people all over the world for oil yet you can’t take care of your own internal problems.
    What a shit, druggie and murder infested country. I would never ever live in that shithole. Chicken loving Niggers are ruining your country and you can’t do nothing about it! In the end the USA will destroy itself. You think you are superior but ALL the world knows you are just a bunch of ignorant and uneducated wankers! Is it not better to clean your own country up rather than interfere in another?