Rapper’s Lyrics Leads To His Arrest for Double Murder

by Britni Danielle

Rapper's lyrics lead to murder charges

Here’s what happens when “keeping it one hunnid” goes terribly wrong.

A Newport News, Va. rapper is in custody after his lyrics led police to arrest him for a 2007 double murder.

According to the Daily Press, Antwain Steward, who goes by the alias Twain Gotti, was charged with two counts of murder, malicious wounding, and firearms charges stemming from the May 2007 slayings of Brian Dean and Christopher Horton.

While boasting about violence in rap songs is commonplace, police allege Steward, who was 16 at the time of the murders, referenced the killings in one of his songs, which was posted to YouTube. Police used Twain Gotti’s lyrics to secure a search warrant for the rapper’s home.

Law enforcement officials cited an excerpt of Steward’s lyrics in their affidavit to the court:

“Everybody saw when I [expletive] choked him. But nobody saw when I [expletive] 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 [expletive] with my money I’ll roast ya.”

This isn’t the first time Steward’s been arrested. He was held in 2011 in connection with another shooting in Hampton, Va. and charged with aggravated malicious wounding and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Steward is currently being held without bond in a Newport News jailhouse. His next court date is scheduled for October 2.

  • kelly

    Good, lock him up, whats wrong with folks today.

  • Chelle

    When will people learn to not tell on themselves through music? I’m not saying that a person should get away with murder but it sure as hell doesn’t look like they’re trying not to get caught by writing a song about it. My question is how can a few lyrics lead to an arrest? I guess it was an confession? I don’t know know how these laws work

  • Misha

    I’m sorry,I know this doesn’t address the main point of the article but what the hell does “it is betweezy six feet ova” mean??

  • KB

    These rappers haven’t realized yet that there’s always someone listening.

  • MommieDearest

    *channels Fred Sandford*


  • Megan

    I was thinking the same thing. We don’t understand it because we speak english, not ebonics. LOL

  • L

    just a little lost cause…. lock him up and throw away the key.

  • Señorita

    …AND watching! Dumb azzes!

  • http://gravatar.com/geenababe geenababe

    Rap lyrics can and will be used against you

  • MimiLuvs

    This has little to do with this particular case, but why does it appear that in order to have a successful rap career (or a decent amount of following), a person has to have either a criminal record/knowledge about the drug-peddling trade?
    I remember when anybody… Well, anybody with talent for rapping, charm and wit was able to have a foot in the rap game. It was admirable for a rapper to rap about “their truth” in a song.
    Now, it seems as if certain rappers cannot rap about anything other than drugs, promiscuous women and haute couture lines. And you must be a legit thug as well because now anyone with Google can perform a background search on these individuals to make sure that they were criminals.

  • Daphne

    Good. I hope they lock him up.

  • http://gravatar.com/mdlee777 Rob

    Don’t lets Don Lemon see this. WOW…

  • Marisa

    Dave Chappelle tried telling people years ago about When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong and, apparently some still haven’t gotten that message. If your bold enough to allegedly do it, and then bold enough to rap about it, then take all that comes with it, in this dummy’s case a murder rap.

  • Shirl

    Not the sharpest tack in the shed is he?

  • Gabby

    It means that the guy is buried six feet under. He’s dead, etc. It never ceases to astound me though that people like this rapper can have such a total disregard and lack of respect for another person’s life.

  • Gabby

    sorry I posted this at the end before, and I don’t think I can remove it.

    It means that the guy is buried six feet under. He’s dead, etc. It never ceases to astound me though that people like this rapper can have such a total disregard and lack of respect for another person’s life.

  • http://gravatar.com/tellmesumtingood TajMarie

    It sounds like “Lil Wayne” speak for saying someone’s life or him/herself will be over once they are six feet under. Don’t ask me how I was able to translate that. I can’t stand Lil Wayne and can recognize his gremlin voice a mile away. And for some reason, some people in the Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B game like to call themselves nicknames that end with -eezy Now, what is up with that?! However, in this case he decided to add the ending to between to make a new word. So, I guess he is trying to out-Lil Wayne, Lil Wayne. However, if it was up to me, I would have a new definition for “lil wayne” and it “may” not be what you think.

  • SayWhat

    U guess it’s true that police are using social media now to help them solve cases, but he must have been on their radar, otherwise how do you just stumble on his video? There must be a million and one wannabe rappers out there. Good for them!

  • Misha

    Ok gotcha, I was genuinely confused…

  • Natalie B.

    I’m over here bout to choke. Read the lyrics aloud– you’ll bust out laughing before you finish.

    I hope they make an example out of his dumb ass. Why are these idiots getting attention?

  • Nicoline

    I really hope the police have more then this crappy rap verse as evidence because if they don’t he’ll be back on the street soon.

  • Misha

    Lol, Girl I read it out loud THREE times at work, I hope no one heard me…

  • RJ

    I swear to god, I will never understand this repulsive part of our black music culture.

  • raah

    gremlin?!! LOL that was very fitting

  • Mr. Man

    @ SayWhat

    The case was recently opened back up. I believe they got a tip to the song. This punk is popular in his community and is very well known by everyone as the neighbor hood thug rapper.

  • Simon Templar

    Dumb ass told on himself.

  • http://gravatar.com/keimia Kam

    That’s not Ebonics, that’s slang.

  • RenJennM

    When “keeping it real” goes wrong. Doesn’t always pay to be “about that life”.

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