Rapper Admits Having Weapon Before Little Rock Club Shooting

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Little Rock Police Department detectives and crime scene personnel collect evidence at the Ultra Power Lounge on July 1, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas following a shooting which injured 28 people.

A Tennessee rapper has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge filed after he was arrested with a gun following a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub that left 25 injured last summer.

Ricky Hampton entered a plea Monday in Little Rock federal court. Under terms of a plea agreement, he will surrender two pistols to the federal government, along with ammunition.

Hampton, who performs under the name “Finese2Tymes,” faces up to 10 years in prison after he admitted he possessed a gun at an eastern Arkansas club about a week before the July 1 shooting at Little Rock’s Power Ultra Lounge. He was performing on stage at the Little Rock club when the shooting started and was not charged in the shooting.

After the shooting, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson formed a task force to combat a “looming cloud of violence.”