Gunplay has been jailed until his next court date after it was revealed he allegedly violated a restraining order put in place by his estranged wife, Vonshae Taylor-Morales.
According to booking documents and dockets obtained by HipHopDX, the ex-MMG rapper (real name Richard Morales) was put back in jail after the ankle monitor he was wearing reportedly pinged in an area close to his ex.
Police stepped in immediately and arrested Gunplay, while the prosecution filed a motion to revoke his bond as a result of the alleged violation. The rapper is currently being held in the Miami-Dade County jail, where he will remain until the hearing date, which is set for November 7.
Check out the docket and the booking information below:
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Earlier this month, a judge made the ruling that Gunplay had lost custody of his newborn daughter after he failed to make a court date regarding the temporary restraining order his wife currently has against him.
Gunplay is only permitted to see his seven-month-old daughter, Osanna, virtually through an app called TalkingParents. Visits have to be scheduled and monitored by the court, and are limited to recorded videos, phone calls and messages.
The decision can only be reversed if Vonshae, who stars in Love & Hip Hop: Miami, requests the court grant him custody. His ex has also requested child support, with the exact amount to be determined during a later court hearing.
The 44-year-old rapper has missed three previous court dates regarding the temporary restraining order. Repeatedly missing hearings about the restraining order may result in the order becoming permanent, which will keep him away from their daughter until she turns 18.
Vonshae Taylor-Morales claims he pointed a gun at her while she was holding Osanna after she told him to quiet down while playing Xbox. She also claims he choked their daughter during the heated dispute.
“Unfortunately, Richard is back using and developed a very bad drinking problem. I’ve tried everything in my power to help him and love him,” she wrote on Instagram at the time while detailing the “traumatizing” incident.
“I have a restraining order, my daughter is in my custody and I am filing for divorce,” she added. “He will never get the chance to disrespect us again.”