Chopper, one of the former stars of MTV’s Making The Band has been arrested in an undercover sex-trafficking sting and is now facing pimping charges.
TMZ reported that Chopper whose real name is Kevin Barnes, was arrested in Maryland and will be extradited to Las Vegas on sex trafficking charges.
Authorities claim that an undercover officer operating as a sex worker in Nevada was DMed by the former MTV star, who offered her a way to make money through prostitution. Authorities combed Chopper, aka Young City’s IG, where they found several posts related to pimping, including an image of him sitting on a plane with the caption, “Sending em.”
It was also gathered that Chopper became aggressive to cops during a phone conversation, ordering them around like he might do to a sex worker, telling them to pack their belongings, get to the airport and meet him in Charlotte, N.C. to join his “stable.”
The undercover team stalled by telling Chopper they were scared to leave home, with the MTV trying to verbally force them to make the trip, getting angry and demanding a $2,000 fee.
With the social media posts, DMs, and phone calls, authorities had enough evidence to arrest Chopper and charge him with felony sex trafficking.