Obie Trice—Eminem’s ex-protege—was arrested early Friday morning (Dec. 6) after a gun went off and injured an 18-year-old at his residence in Commerce Township, MI.
Click On Detroit reports that the shooting occurred just after midnight. According to TMZ, neighbors called police to Obie’s residence after hearing yelling. A report obtained by the outlet said Obie was allegedly intoxicated and got into a physical altercation with his girlfriend when her son intervened. Obie was holding a pistol when deputies arrived and his girlfriend’s son had been shot in the groin. He reportedly suffered a fractured pelvis and is currently in stable condition.
Obie was booked a few hours later in Oakland County, MI for violating a restraining order, with a bond of $16,900. A second charge of aggravated felony assault with a gun on a family member appears to be pending.
Obie signed to Eminem’s Shady Records in 2000, contributing to D12’s album Devil’s Night, Em’s “Without Me” and more. The Detroit-born rapper left Shady Records in 2008 to form his own label, Black Market Entertainment.
At the time, misleading articles reported that Obie’s departure from the label signified a falling out with Eminem and Dr. Dre. Further speculation was prompted by Obie’s single “The Giant,” which some took as a diss against his ex-label boss. However, All Hip Hop reported back in 2008 that the label departure was amicable.
“Shady Records has agreed to allow Obie Trice to pursue his craft in a different forum free from the constraints of the current major label model,” Paul Rosenberg, Em’s manager, told the outlet.
“Eminem will continue to support and work with Obie on many levels of his career,” Rosenberg continued. “He remains a close friend and member of the Shady family.”
Obie most recently dropped his album, The Fifth, this August. The record included features from G5, Directorkasper, Lyriq, Magnedo7, Swifty McVay and more. Obie’s 2012 album, Bottoms Up, included his latest collaboration with Eminem on “Richard.”