Nevada rapper arrested after police say he confessed to homicide in music lyrics and music video

A Las Vegas rapper who was beforehand thought of to be an individual of curiosity in a 2021 killing has been arrested after police say he confessed to the homicide within the lyrics of one in every of his songs.

Kenjuan McDaniel, 25, who’s also referred to as The Biggest Finn4800, faces a cost of homicide with a lethal weapon within the loss of life of Randall Wallace, who was fatally shot on 18 September 2021.

Mr McDaniel was named an individual of curiosity within the case due to his connection to a car that matched the outline of 1 used through the crime, in line with a redacted arrest warrant obtained by CNN.

But it was a music video posted by Mr McDaniel on YouTube this previous July that caught the eye of a Las Vegas Metropolitan police detective and prompted a better look.

In the music video of Mr McDaniel’s music “Fadee Free,” he allegedly rapped about taking Mr Wallace’s life.

“Detectives noted the music video bore a sufficient level of similarity to the details of the murder,” the warrant read. “This includes the fact that Kenjuan confessed to the murder in his lyrics. … Details provided by Kenjuan in his music video were not released to the public and would not be common knowledge.”

The arrest warrant included a few of the lyrics investigators believe show Mr McDaniel’s guilt.

“Brought it with that fireplace, hear that ‘ah’, see your physique twitching,” he raps, which police say correlates with stories and video proof that Mr Wallace twitched as he died after being shot.

(Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

According to authorities, Mr Wallace bought into an argument with three previously unidentified people who then fatally shot him at an condo advanced.

The lyrics reportedly revealed particulars concerning the homicide that haven’t been made public, in line with the investigators.

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“I be the reason why he’s dead, we still taunt him when he die/ not the reason he’s dead, so celebrate the reason why his momma cry,” one of many traces included within the warrant states.

Another line: “Parked the car, double back on feet, the smartest way to slide, drove in, double lock yo man, make sure you get yo bod’.”

The music video, which depicted Mr McDaniel and his fellow performers’ faces reworking into demonic photos, additionally reportedly featured the rapper re-enacting the homicide in a means that’s “consistent with evidence at the scene.”

“The facts gathered during the investigation were obtained separately from the music video. The music video further validated the results of the investigation,” the warrant reads.

Mr McDaniel has a preliminary listening to set for 14 September.

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