Old video footage surfaces of King Von allegedly beating up one of his opps in jail after they were both placed in the same holding cell 👀— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) July 20, 2023
Thankfully, the altercation was brought to an end after a few seconds, thanks to the timely intervention of sheriff deputies who promptly restored order and ensured that King Von was securely restrained once again.
The motive behind this unsettling incident, which reportedly took place back in 2017, was allegedly related to a tattoo sported by the victim, identified as 051 Freeky. The tattoo bore the words "Fuck L'A Capone," a reference to the late Chicago rapper and OTF affiliate who tragically lost his life in 2013. The tattoo seemed to have triggered a violent reaction from King Von, leading to a regrettable and unfortunate encounter.
Adding further complexity to the situation, it's worth noting that the tragic loss of L'A Capone had been avenged through the legal system, with three individuals, Meiko Buchanan, Sakhee Hardy-Johnson, and Michael Mays, convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their involvement in the incident. All three were affiliated with 051 Young Money, a rival crew to which King Von, unfortunately, found himself at odds.
This wasn't the only jail video involving King Von to emerge recently. Just the day before (July 18), "Chicago's Rarest" unveiled another shocking clip showing the "Welcome to O'Block" rapper attempting to assert his safety by disclosing to the police officers that he identified as "gay." In this desperate bid to be transferred to a safer cell and receive protective custody, Von was seen engaging in a candid conversation with the authorities, sharing his purported sexual orientation.
Old video surfaces of King Von asking for protective custody because of his sexuality 😳— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) July 18, 2023
The leaked bodycam footage, dated back to November 2017, revealed a vulnerable side of King Von as he sought measures to secure his safety and well-being behind bars. While the circumstances surrounding this particular situation may be different from the earlier altercation, it underscores the inherent challenges and risks that individuals in jail often face.
The emergence of these videos has reignited discussions about prison conditions, inmate safety, and the lasting impact of rivalries in the world of rap music. It serves as a somber reminder that even behind bars, the pursuit of personal safety and survival can be just as intense as the pursuit of fame and success outside.