Plies Back in Hot Water Over 2006 Shooting
Plies may have escaped prison time in a 2006 Gainesville shooting, but five victims from the attack are taking the Florida rapper to task in a civil suit.
As previously reported, Plies was hit with a $10 million lawsuit in 2008, but the suit has since been amended, adding the Southern hitmaker’s brother Ronell “Big Gates” Levatte and their Big Gates record label to the complaint.
According to the Associated Press, the amended suit was filed yesterday (March 3) in Alachua County Circuit Court. The victims now allege that the “Bust it Baby” MC has profited from the shooting incident by gaining street credibility.
Plies and several members of his entourage were arrested back in July of 2006 after shots were fired into the crowd of now-defunct Club 238 and injuring five concertgoers.
Apparently bullets were exchanged when Plies got into an argument with Lil Boosie, who was scheduled to perform after him onstage. Plies was sentenced to three years probation but his brother had to serve that time behind bars and wasn’t released until last April.
As of press time Plies has yet to comment on the suit. —William Nilly