Virginia rapper Antwain Steward, aka Twain Gotti, 22, is behind bars for composing lyrics which allegedly linked him to two cold case murders.
Twain Gotti is accused of shooting Brian Dean, 20, and Christopher Horton, 16, on May 10th of 2007, according to reports.
On July 9, Twain Gotti was charged after authorities felt that his lyrics from a 2007 Youtube posting were the code to the killings.
The lyrics, which don't necessarily reference a name, speaks of being seen by everyone choking a person, smoking (killing), robbing and sharpening up a shank to poke (stab) the person.
Everybody saw when I $%!# choked him. But nobody saw when I $%!# smoked him, roped him, sharpened up the shank then I poked him…had me crackin up so I joked him, it is betweezy six feet ova, told ya $%!# with my money I’ll roast ya
Antwain Steward, aka Twain Gotti, isn't the first rapper whose lyrics have been used against them.
In 2006, New York rapper Ronell Wilson "Rated R" lyrics were used against him after because accused of killing two undercover police officers. When the rapper was arrested, the police found lyrics stuff in his pockets which the words told his peers to wear bullet proof vests and that he would leave .45-caliber slugs in their heads.
At that time, Philadelphia defense attorney Michael Coard, who also taught a class on hip hop at Temple University, stated that attempting to use rap as a window into a defendant’s mind is especially problematic, given rap’s tradition of overtly ridiculous braggadocio.
What would it be like if horror or action movie characters roles were used against them? Would they say it was just a movie?