Commerce Township, MI

Former Shady Records artist Obie Trice caught a break on Tuesday (February 18) when he was charged with a misdemeanor in a case where he was originally facing felony assault.

According to WXYZ Detroit, the Motor City rapper was accused of possession of an unregistered firearm following a December 2019 shooting.

The incident allegedly started with a physical altercation between Obie and his live-in girlfriend. The 42-year-old artist was allegedly drinking all day and pushed his significant other during an argument, which prompted her son to step into the fight.

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Police explained the mother and son decided to leave the residence after the melee, but Trice confronted them before they could escape.

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During the confrontation, the 18-year-old victim saw Obie with a gun and attempted to disarm him resulting in a struggle that left the teenager shot in the groin. He was taken to a local hospital by his mother. Law enforcement sent Obie to jail and booked him with an aggravated felony assault of a family member with a gun and contempt of court for violating a protective order.

Days after the arrest, he released two diss records aimed at Nick Cannon in defense of Eminem — “Spanky Hayes,” and “Spanky Hayes 2.” The latter featured a Suge Knight diss as well.