Posted on October 20, 2020

Rapper Busted After Bragging About Defrauding Government in Music Video

Jackie Salo, New York Post, October 18, 2020

A blowhard rapper has been busted in Los Angeles after rapping in a music video about “getting rich” by fraudulently obtaining COVID-19 unemployment benefits, federal prosecutors said.

Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, who goes by the stage name “Nuke Bizzle,” was arrested Friday for applying for more than $1.2 million in COVID-19 jobless relief funds in a scheme using stolen identities, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.


In posts on Instagram, the rapper boasted repeatedly about his ability to defraud California’s Employment Development Department.


“Unemployment so sweet. We had 1.5 land this week,” Baines said in the video, while another rapper chimes in, “You gotta sell cocaine, I can just file a claim.”