‘Making the Band’ Star Chopper’s Instagram Posts Taken as Evidence by Police for His Arrest
MTV’s Making The Band star Chopper has been arrested on felony sex trafficking charges.
Chopper, whose real name is Kevin Barnes, was reportedly arrested after the rapper used Instagram to contact an undercover vice detective who was posing as a sex worker.
The undercover detective stated that they had collected enough evidence via his social media posts, direct messages, and more.
Chopper’s Instagram Posts Taken as Evidence
One thing that’s being taken as evidence to arrest Chopper on felony sex trafficking charges is his social media posts.
Going through his Instagram, you can find several posts where Chopper can be seen showing off his wealth. He can also be seen alluding to being a pimp.
Chopper could be seen showing off his wealth in several Instagram posts. (Source: Instagram)
In a March 2022 post, Chopper can be seen making a phone call while on a private jet. “Sending em,” he captioned the post, followed by a money bag and a crown emoji.
In a separate post made just a few days later, Chopper uploaded a picture of himself busy with his phone.
“Surpassed The P Word I’m just a brand,” he wrote in the caption. The “P word,” which he mentioned, has been speculated to stand for pimp.
Chopper's Instagram posts are being taken as evidence. (Source: Instagram)
Reportedly, after combing through many of his social media posts that hinted at a potential sex trafficking operation, the police launched a full investigation against Chopper.
Chopper Approached Undercover Detective with an Offer
While the social media posts resulted in Chopper attracting the police’s attention, what really sealed the deal for him was approaching an undercover vice detective with an offer to make money through prostitution.
According to TMZ, the undercover cop shared that Chopper had called them and bragged about frequent travel, as well as having seven homes across the country, including one in Las Vegas.
The rapper also told the undercover cop that Sin City was not a safe place to do business because law enforcement was cracking down.
Chopper held a phone interview for the undercover cop, and after they passed it, he told them he would make them a part of his “team” and “stable.”
Afterward, Chopper became aggressive with them over the phone, ordering them around like he might do to a sex worker. He then told them to pack their belongings, get to the airport and meet him in Charlotte, N.C., to join his “stable.”
The undercover cop stalled for time by saying they were scared to leave home, which led to Chopper getting angry and trying to verbally force them to make a trip. He also demanded a $2,000 fee.
Chopper was arrested in Maryland in April 2022 and is being extradited to Las Vegas to face sex trafficking charges in Sin City.
Representatives for Chopper have made no statement regarding his arrest. They have also remained mum about his potential involvement in the sex trafficking operation.