C Blu is one of the hottest young rappers in New York, but earlier this year the 16-year old's career seemingly hit a big snag.
In January, the up-and-coming drill star shot a cop and himself in The Bronx as they struggled over a stolen gun Blu was in possession of.
Luckily, neither was seriously injured. Blu was arrested on charges of felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon. To make matters worse, Blu was on probation for a prior gun case.
He was able to make his 250K bail using his record company advance
And now ... the charges have been dropped.
A judge determined that the cop had no reason to approach Blu in the first place and thus the City's Law Department determined Blu "cannot to prosecuted."
“Just because the city cannot prosecute doesn’t mean this individual should have been carrying an illegal weapon — a weapon which contributed to both him and an officer being shot,” the Law Department said in a statement.
The Police Benevolent Association was furious with the decision.
“This absurd decision should outrage every New Yorker who wants to get illegal guns off our streets," said NYPD Police Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch. "There is no dispute that this individual was caught carrying an illegal gun for the second time. If perps like this face absolutely no consequences, even after shooting a cop, we have to ask: why bother sending us out to get the guns at all?”
Now Blu, a known Crip, can continue his rap career.