The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: I've just learned that Kenneth Ryan Anthony better known to his fans as R. Prophet has filed a lawsuit against the Kentucky State Police for excessive force. I spoke with his attorney tonight Thomas Clay and he confirms that the lawsuit was filed Friday. It names four KSP troopers from Elizabethtown Post.
The hip-hop star was arrested April 2013, after police say he allegedly resisted arrest at a traffic checkpoint. Anthony was coming from a concert in the Elizabethtown area and was enroute back to Louisville when troopers pulled over the vehicle he was a passenger in. Troopers said they had to taser and pepper spray the star. Clay says Anthony was tased 15 times in the course of the arrest. Anthony was taken to the hospital and then booked into the Hardin County Jail.
R. Prophet, an Oakland, California native relocated to Louisville, Kentucky in 1985. He attended Western Kentucky University in 1997 and that's when the rap/hip-hip group Nappy Roots was formed. The Grammy-nominated group is known for his like "Po Folks" featuring Anthony Hamilton, "Headz Up" and "Awnaw" to name a few. R. Prophet went solo several years ago and is currently working on several projects where he performs all over the U.S.
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