What is Baby Blue’s net worth? Rapper Pretty Ricky arrested for pocketing $ 24 million in Covid-19 relief funds
Rapper Baby Blue of R&B and hip-hop group Pretty Ricky was attacked by two armed robbers at Sparez Bowling Alley in Florida on Wednesday, April 21. for his life “in a Miami hospital. A video shared by Hollywood Unlocked showed Baby Blue lying on the floor in a pool of blood, as his team surrounded him to try to help him.
The rapper, who is also called Diamond Blue Smith and Baby Blue Whoaaaa, was on the VH1 show “ Love & Hip Hop: Miami ”. In October 2020, he was arrested for stealing more than $ 24 million in coronavirus relief funds. He even bought luxury items, including a $ 96,000 Ferrari, using that money. Read on to learn more about the wealth, strengths, and controversy of rapper Pretty Ricky.
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What is Baby Blue’s net worth?
Baby Blue rose to fame as a founding member of the Miami-based group Pretty Ricky. Their song “Grind With Me” became a certified platinum single. It also reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Some of their other hits include “On the Hotline” and the “Bluestars” and “Late night Special” albums. The group originally featured Blue whose birth name is Ala Diamond Smith and his brother Spectacular Smith as well as Corey Mathis who bears the stage name Slick ‘Em and Marcus Cooper (Pleasure P).
Baby Blue, aka Diamond Smith, is the son of Joseph “Blue” Smith, who is the CEO of Bluestar Entertainment. He has repeatedly helped manage the career of Baby Blue, which took a hiatus in 2011. In 2019, Pretty Ricky returned from hiatus with a Millennium Tour. In addition to her music career, Baby Blue has also been a part of the hit reality TV show “ Love and Hip-Hop: Miami ” since 2018.
According to The sunBaby Blue, 36, is said to have an estimated net worth of $ 10 million. The success of Pretty Ricky helped him amass enormous fortune.
Baby Blue’s Covid-19 Relief Money Fraud
According to a Press release released by the Department of Justice, Baby Blue conspired with Tonye C Johnson of Pennsylvania to commit fraud. They were charged with wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud. Baby Blue’s Ferrari was also seized following his arrest in October 2020.
Along with Johnson, Baby Blue conspired to pocket millions through a scam with the Covid-19 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). He forged documents to obtain approximately $ 427,000 through his company ThrowbackJersey. With the huge sum of money, the rapper managed to buy a Ferrari for $ 96,000 and spend $ 2,290 on Versace products. He also spent an additional $ 27,000 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.