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Waka Flocka Flame’s 2010 hit “Bustin’ At ‘Em” kicked off his debut album Flockaveli and the animated visual showcased the popular rapper vividly firing a handgun to the tune of a bouncy beat.

Rodney Patrick, 22, of Merritt Island, Florida, reportedly got too caught up in that imagery as the song played the lyrics, ““Pow, pow, pow, pow/Shoot first, ask questions last” and “You thug yo’ own brains/let me make yo’ death bed/Suicide shawty, shot his own self red.” According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Patrick picked up a loaded gun and fired it in the direction of his girlfriend’s 17-year-old brother, Douglas Winslow.

The gun, that Patrick believed to be unloaded, went off and a bullet ripped through Douglas’ head, killing him on the scene reports WESH.

The NYDailyNews has learned that Patrick also told the police a lie during the frantic 911 call saying, ““I handed my little brother my gun, and I didn’t know it was loaded, and he shot himself in the head. “He just wanted to see it. He thought it was so cool. I thought I had cleared it and everything.”

Patrick is now charged with manslaughter, tampering with evidence and possession of alprazolam, an anti-anxiety prescription drug. He is being held on no bodn. If convicted, he faces 25 years in prison.

Despite Patrick’s tearful apologies (“This is so bad. I’m such a horrible person. Oh my God, that poor kid. He had so much to live for,” he reportedly said), prosecutor Gary Beatty doesn’t have any mercy for his actions.

“We’ve got a gun being waved around. We’ve got the safety being clicked on and off, a loaded gun,” he says. “A reasonable person knows or should know that action can result in somebody’s death.”

Photos of the crime scene and Waka Flocka “Bustin At ‘Em” can be found on the following pages.

Photos: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office


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