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Chopper, from MTV's Making The Band, was extradited to Las Vegas to face charges of sex trafficking.

TMZ reports Chopper, real name Kevin Barnes, was arrested in Maryland and charged with running a prostitution ring. Barnes is accused of luring Instagram models and other vulnerable young woman from the social media platform.

Barnes was busted when he DM'd an undercover Nevada state police officer who was posing as a vulnerable young woman on Instagram.

TMZ reports the aspiring rapper tried to entice the undercover cop by telling her she could make money selling her assets as part of his stable of women.
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Police then searched his social media account and found several posts referencing prostitution.

The aspiring rapper earned a good living pimping young women on Instagram.

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IG photos show Barnes sitting on a private jet and showing off his seven homes, including one in Las Vegas, his fleet of cars and jewelry.

In a phone call with the undercover cop, Barnes allegedly said she would join his "team" and "stable" of hookers.

Barnes then began speaking aggressively to the cop and ordered her to meet him in Charlotte, N.C. to join his "stable."

Making The Band alumni Sara Stokes was arrested last weekend for pulling a KeKe Wyatt stunt and stabbing her husband Tony -- in front of their 3 kids!

According to, Stokes and her husband Tony were arguing in their Morena Valley, CA. home on August 2, when somehow Sara "tripped" and fell, hitting her head on the ground. The details are murky about what happened next. What we do know is Sara got hold of a knife and stabbed Tony in the arm. Police and paramedics were called to the scene and Sara was placed in handcuffs despite the fact that her face looked a bloody and bruised mess in her booking photo (above).

The Stokes' lawyer seemed to be saying, 'this is just another day in the Stokes' household,' when he told TMZ that: "Sara and Tony have a very passionate and loving relationship that on August 2, while having an evening of fun, she slipped and fell, hitting her head heavily on the ground and somehow in the process of helping her Tony got injured."

That doesn't sound like "fun" to me. Why does "passion" in the black community always translate to violence? We have to do better.


The official trailer for the new season of MTV's Making the Band is on You Tube. If I'm not mistaken, this season features has-been bands from former seasons, Kanity Dane, some solo singer and the-group-with-no-name. This season Sean Combs shacks these groups up together in a house and lets them battle it out for camera time.

Should be fun if you're tired of watching paint dry.