Memphis rapper accused of shooting woman outside Arkansas club



The rapper busted after more than two dozen people were hurt during his Arkansas concert, was behind an unrelated road rage shooting that wounded a driver, authorities said.


Ricky Hampton, who performs under the stage name Finese2Tymes, opened fire on a car outside the Club Envy venue in Forrest City and shot the driver, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Eastern District of Arkansas on Monday.


The 25-year-old Memphis artist was upset that the driver was blocking his path, records show.


Hampton screamed at the car to move, pulled out “an AK-style pistol” and fired as the victim drove away. The bullet pierced the rear window, shattering the glass and striking the driver in the neck, documents state.


The victim’s identity and the severity of the wounds was not immediately known.


WMC-TV reports the victim was a woman and that the bullet grazed her neck.


Police later recovered the 7.62 caliber weapon used in the attack.

Little Rock cops collect evidence at the Ultra Power Lounge after 28 people were hurt during a shooting. 

Little Rock cops collect evidence at the Ultra Power Lounge after 28 people were hurt during a shooting. 

(Benjamin Krain/Getty Images)


Despite the shooting, Hampton continued with his rap tour and performed in Little Rock, where gunfire erupted inside the Power Ultra Lounge due to a gang-related spat, police believe. And despite that rash of violence, Hampton moved on to his next performance in Birmingham, Ala. He was arrested on unrelated weapon charges after the concert Sunday. 


He remains jailed in Birmingham as a fugitive from justice.


Hampton faces federal firearm possession charges for a prior felony conviction in his home state of Tennessee. He was sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery charges, according to a Justice Department news release.


He was released in 2016, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.


The shooter in the Little Rock assault has not been identified. 

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