Police-taunting rapper who bragged he’d never be caught cried in cell, cops say
by Tina Moore
Acop-taunting drill rapper wanted for trying to remove guns from officers’ holsters — and then boasting on social media that he would never be caught — was not only arrested, but “crying in his cell,” cops said.
Richard Sharp, a self-proclaimed member of the Chicago-based Black Disciples street gang who performs under the name Famous Richard, was busted on May 12 in Jamaica, Queens, several weeks after cops released a safety alert about his brazen antics.
Sharp, of Chicago, was obstructing traffic with another person in front of 178-07 119 Road, when cops ordered him to get out of the street, cops said.
He refused and barked, “I’m going to take your pipe.”
He intended “to intimidate officers and caused reasonable expectation of fear of taking the officer’s firearm,” an NYPD spokesperson said.
The officer then tried to arrest Sharp, who waved his arms wildly and tensed his body so the officer couldn’t handcuff him, officials said.
Sharp was arraigned on charges of making a terroristic threat, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, menacing and disorderly conduct — which are all eligible for bail — and was released on his own recognizance.
Richard Sharp aka Famous Richard stands outside an NYPD precinct station house after his recent arrest.TiKTok
Police officers were captured on video claiming that Sharp was crying in the NYPD’s jail cells after his arrest.TiKTok
As he shot video of himself getting released from a police stationhouse after his arrest last week, a cop tells him that he was “crying in our cells” when his phone was taken.
Sharp continued to film the cops, but they turned the tables and repeatedly reminded him about the crying.
“I’m King David,” Sharp says on a TikTok video as he points his index finger in a police officer’s face in Times Square, making a reference to gangster David Barksdale, the founder of the Black Disciples who died in 1947. “How you coming, Shorty?”
Sharp posted the NYPD’s alert about him on TikTok.TikTok
“You’re the guy that got arrested,” the young police officer responds. “You were crying in the cells. I remember that.”
Sharp shot another video in Midtown North Precinct where another group of cops remind him of his crybaby ways.
“What’s up son. You was crying in the cells last week, right?” the officer tells Sharp as he films.
“Who told you that?” Sharp demands.
One of the videos Sharp posted that shows him harassing a police officer.TikTok
“I saw you, bro,” the cops responds.
Sharp then asks another nearby police officer, “I was crying in the cells?”
“You were crying in the cells, big guy,” the officer responds.
“Stop lying on my name,” Sharp replies. “You got everybody on TikTok thinking I was really crying.”
Richard Sharp is arrested by Queens police officers after “obstructing” a street with another person last week.TiKTok
The NYPD issued its safety alert in April after Sharp posted TIKTOK clips of himself approaching NYPD cops and reaching for their weapons. He also racially harassed an Asian officer in one video, but later took it down.
Sharp has 12 arrests under his belt — including three for firearm possession and a “history of assault on law enforcement,” the NYPD has said.
Despite the newest arrest, Sharp took to social media again to taunt police and tell them they couldn’t catch him.
Sharp posted multiple videos that showed him grabbing for NYPD’s officers’ guns.tiktok @famoussrichard2414241444
“I’m King David,” he says, as he appears to leave a police precinct station house. “I’m back out here…You all can’t catch me.”