July 03, 1990 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Slick Rick busts his gun. The Ruler shot and wounded his bodyguard/ cousin after receiving death threats from him. It is said that: His cousin, Mark Plummer, was hired to be his bodyguard but was eventually fired for his behavior. After Mark tried to rob The Ruler, threatened Rick’s mom and left bullets holes in his front door, Slick Rick ante’d up and bust on this nigga on-sight. Problem is – although he hit homie – Rick also shot an innocent bystander in the foot. Both survived and Slick Rick would spend the next 5 years in prison.
Revisit the incident below: