The rapper, whose legal name is Ghazi Harris, faces a murder charge in connection with the killing of Khurram Ali in Dallas.Local artist 2G.Kaash was arrested Friday in Grand Prairie in connection with the slaying of a 33-year-old man in January, authorities say.
The rapper, whose legal name is Ghazi Harris, was detained at a hip-hop concert at the Texas Trust CU Theatre in the 1000 block of Texas Trust Way in Grand Prairie, authorities said. It was unclear whether he had an attorney.
Harris, 20, faces a murder charge in connection with the killing of Khurram Ali, who was found with a gunshot wound in a vehicle Jan. 19 about 10:40 p.m. in the 6000 block of North Central Expressway in Dallas, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit. Ali was taken to a hospital, where he died.
Harris is a rapper from Irving who’d recently signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and Sniper Gang Records, the label of acclaimed rapper Kodak Black, according to the Dallas Observer. Harris had several hits with singles including “Nobody Love,” “Never Lost” and “Walk Down,” the Observer reported.
Black, who has sold more than 30 million singles, was performing Friday at the Grand Prairie venue where Harris was arrested by the U.S. Marshals and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, authorities said.
Shamar Willis, Harris’ business manager, said that authorities should look more closely into the people around Harris rather than the artist himself. Harris isn’t an aggressor or a menace to society who’d put himself in a situation that could jeopardize his career, Willis added.
“It is like a witch hunt,” Willis said, noting that officials focused on Harris because he has the “biggest” name. Police appear to have little evidence pointing to Harris as the one who pulled the trigger, he said.
Texas law allows for accomplices to face the same charges as a person who causes a fatality. Dallas police spokesman Brian Martinez said Tuesday that no other individuals are in custody in the case.
“This is a kid who just needs to kind of change his circle, but his circle doesn’t dictate his actions,” Willis said. “I believe that he’s innocent. I believe that he’s somebody that, in this situation, he’ll learn a great lesson about the company that he keeps and, you know, he’ll be able to kind of move forward with his career.”