Flippa nabbed by the ‘Feds’
DEEJAY Flippa Mafia, the self-proclaimed 'Flossing King' of the dancehall, was brought down to earth in September when he and eight persons were charged with cocaine trafficking in the United States.
Federal authorities in that country claim the 34-year-old Mafia (given name Andrew Davis) was the mastermind of an illegal drug network that operated between California, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
They say he was arrested in September in Los Angeles and extradited to New Jersey in October.
His younger brother, Kemar Davis, was also arrested.
Flippa Mafia also faces money-laundering charges.
The 'Feds' say between March and May, detectives recovered more than 26 kilograms of cocaine, worth approximately $780,000, two handguns, and more than $600,000 in cash from Flippa Mafia's associates in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
They say this is "a small percentage of the total amount of cocaine brought into New Jersey by Andrew Davis'
Flippa Mafia is known to dancehall fans for hurling hundreds of dollars into the crowd during his performances.
After repeating the act at Sting 2012, it prompted talk that he was involved in illegal activity which he denied in an interview with the Jamaica Observer.
"I have been throwing cash for years so if that was the case there wouldn't be a need to be doing it now. There are some entertainers who will 'floss' their money, take drugs among other things. I just do whatever makes me happy," he said.