Jacksonville rapper’s mother says video of son, correctional officers scared her
News4JAX first spoke to the mother of a Jacksonville rapper on Friday, whose son faces two murder charges.
Hakeem Robinson, known as rapper Ksoo, is being held in Duval County Jail on two counts of second degree murder. Currently, a video that appears to show him thrown to the ground by a correctional officer is circulating on social networks.
âWhen I saw the video it scared me,â said Robinson’s mother Ebony Walters.
Robinson’s grandmother, Rosemarie, filed an internal affairs complaint after the October incident.
“I got a response saying they found nothing wrong,” her grandmother told News4JAX.
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According to a report from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office of Internal Affairs, the incident happened in the jail in October. The report says Robinson refused to return to his cell after showering and recreation.
Investigators say Robinson grew aggressive, yelling at officers that they still laugh at him and that he was going to ask his people to “take care of him.”
An officer puts Robinson in handcuffs, the report says, and on exiting the cell, Robinson said to the officer, “My people are going to kill you.” He says he made a gurgling noise like he was going to spit.
When he started to resist, the report says, a second officer grabbed him and knocked him to the ground.
As he struggled under the officer, the report says, Robinson threatened to kill the officer after he got out of jail, saying, “I’ve killed people before, I’ll do it again.”
âMe seeing my child who is in a situation like this and I can’t do anything bothers me a lot. It does a lot to me, âWalters said.
Robinson is accused in the 2019 filming of Adrian Gainer, known as “Bibby,” whom he refers to in his music videos.
âIt’s a career. It is to act. It’s a work. He pretends. This is what the fans love. That’s what he does because when he’s not rapping he’s a whole different person, âWalters said. âIt’s not Hakeem. He is a lovely child. He is extrovert. He’s funny. He is outgoing, clumsy. He is a gentle person.
Robinson’s mother has apologized to the mothers of the people mentioned in the rap clips.
âMy heart goes out to them because I wouldn’t imagine losing a child. I just couldn’t imagine that I couldn’t take the pain, âshe said. âI’m sorry, my heart goes out to all mothers. “
Robinson is also charged with the 2020 shooting death of Charles McCormick Jr.
Robinson’s attorney says his client does not fit the description of the shooter in the McCormick case.
âThey treat him like he’s guilty. I thought it was innocent until proven guilty, âWalters said.
The internal affairs investigation found no evidence of misconduct on the part of the officers in the video with Robinson.
A statement from Robinson’s attorney reads:
âThese defendants are innocent unless their guilt is proven and Hakeem Robinson is clearly innocent as he cannot physically be the shooter. Innocent without convictions for a previous crime. And this is how the innocent are treated by JSO. Hakeem is fighting for his life against the government. He has neither the time nor the reason to fight with a JSO officer.
Robinson is being held at Duval County Jail on $ 4 million bail.
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