Rapper Arrested After Bragging About Committing Unemployment Fraud In Video

LONDON - DECEMBER 27: Police tape is pictured as police officers stand guard outside of a house in Edgeware on December 27
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They do anything for clout..

This Tennessee rapper is facing fraud charges after bragging about scamming in his latest music video. According to CBS reports, Fontrell Antonio Baines was arrested for allegedly committing unemployment fraud.

The 31-year-old performs under the stage name Nuke Bizzle has made songs that boast about finessing California’s Employment Development Department. He created a music video for a single in which he claims have gotten “rich off EDD.”

“Unemployment so sweet we had 1.5 land this week,” Baines rapped while another artist added: “You gotta sell cocaine, I can just file a claim.”


According to CBS Los Angeles, Baines was arrested in late-September by the Las Vegas police. During the arrest, “officers found eight EDD debit cards in Baines’ possession—seven of which had names of other people.” It was discovered that Baines and his co-conspirators accessed at least “92 debit cards pre-loaded with more than $1.2 million. They also accessed more than $704,000 of this money through cash withdrawals.”

Baines is now facing up to 22 years in federal prison for three felony counts of access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, and interstate transportation of stolen property.