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Hip-hop artist arrested for murder after rap confession

A rapper was arrested for a 2021 murder after releasing a music video detailing the killing, according to U.S. court documents.

Kenjuan McDaniel, 25, was arrested on August 29 on a charge of open murder with a deadly weapon after Las Vegas police said he “confessed to the murder in his (song) lyrics.”

Mr. McDaniel had been a suspect in the murder of Randall Wallace, 32, who was shot in the head on September 18, 2021, due to his connection to a car matching the description of the car used during the crime.

In July, a detective found a music video posted to Mr. McDaniel’s account, The Biggest Finn 4800, on YouTube, according to an arrest warrant obtained by local media.

“Detectives noted that the video clip was sufficiently similar to the details of the murder,” the report said.

Footage from McDaniel’s music video in which he raps about a murder

“This includes the fact that Kenjuan confessed to the murder in his lyrics. … Details provided by Kenjuan in his music video have not been released to the public and would not be publicly known,” it added.

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The song, Fadee Free, included the lyrics: “I’m the reason why he’s dead, we still taunt him when he dies, not the reason he’s dead, so celebrate the reason why his mother cries.”

Other lyrics quoted included: “Parked the car, double on the feet, the smartest way to slide, drove in, double lock, man, make sure you get your body”.

Mr. McDaniel also referred to the “dwarf” in the song, which was Mr. Wallace’s nickname, according to 8NewsNow, a local news station.

The filing said McDaniel reenacted elements of the murder that were “consistent with evidence at the scene.”

It added: “The facts collected during the investigation were obtained separately from the video clip. The video clip further confirmed the results of the study.”

Mr McDaniel’s bail was set at $1 million (£801,000) on Thursday, with electronic monitoring, according to court records.

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