Apollo Nida may be in trouble with more than just police authority, after angering rapper T.I. this week. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast mate pled guilty in an Atlanta courthouse to charges of mail, wire and bank fraud. While he faces up to 30 years in prison, he copped a plea bargain with the government, and part of the terms include agreeing to become an informant.
On Twitter, Nida tried to make it sound less serious, writing that rapper T.I. and NFL player Michael Vick also signed similar deals in their cases. He has since deleted the tweet. In 2009, T.I. was sent to prison to serve one year and one day on federal weapons charges. He apparently did not like Nida including his name in the tweet, or accusing him of being a “snitch,” and he and Vick spoke with Nida in a parking lot on Thursday. In a recorded video, the rapper can be heard telling Nida their cases are not similar at all, basically to keep his name out of it.
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Meanwhile, Nida has been under investigation by the federal government on charges of stealing people’s identities to apply for loans and create more than 40 fraudulent bank accounts. An investigation into the operation began in February 2012, and he was subsequently charged with bank fraud and identity theft.
In court, Nida said he takes "full responsibility for my actions" and admitted "it was a dumb situation I put myself in." If Nida serves time in prison, it won’t be for the first time. He served time from 2004 to 2009 for auto title fraud.