The Big AARP’s name always seems to come up in these cinema sounding crimes where he is the one behind the scenes deploying the troops. I feel as if there are some parts of this story we’ve heard before but, before we get to the goodies, I want to be clear and state that Shaq hasn’t been charged with anything but he’s allegedly affiliated with one of the men being accused.
7 gang members are being accused of robbery and kidnapping all with the goal of retrieving a sextape with Shaq and an unknown female from Robert Ross:
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Ladell Rowles — a member of the Main Street Mafia Crip Gang in L.A. who is friends with Shaq — along with 6 other members went on a search and destroy mission in L.A. on February 11, 2008. They believed a man named Robert Ross had the sex tape and they tried getting it back with the help of a gun or two.
According to the police report, the 7 gang members met up with Ross at a convenience store — Pink Dot — on the Sunset Strip. The men allegedly surrounded Ross’ Rolls Royce Phantom with guns drawn, jumped into Ross’ car and ordered him to drive to Rowles’ house in South Central L.A.
Once there, Rowles allegedly pistol whipped Ross and demanded that he turn over the sex tape. Ross said he would get the tape and bring it back to them. The 7 men then allegedly took Ross’ Rolex, diamond chain and earrings, along with $15,000 in cash — then let Ross go.
You following so far? Wait, it gets even crazier here’s how Shaq and Robert Ross are connected. Shaq had (or maybe still has) a label deal with Koch records
Shaq and his business manager, Mark Stevens, have a record label and allegedly told Ross they would give him a 50% cut in any artists he brought to them. Ross claims he delivered Ray J to Shaq but got cut out of the deal.
Ross told cops after his falling out, he threatened Shaq by telling him about the sex tape, threatening to release it unless Shaq paid up.
As for the tape, Ross claims Shaq brought women to Ross’ home and had sex with them while he was married to Shaunie. Ross told Shaq a “security camera” captured the action and it was all on tape. But Ross told cops the security camera recycles periodically and the video no longer exists.
And there’s another twist. Around the time Shaq and Ross had their falling out, Shaunie separated from Shaq and Ross claims he began having an affair with her. Ross claims Shaq hired a private investigator to tail Shaunie and the P.I. caught the two together
Hmmm sextapes, thugs, guns and p.i.’s… THESE are the type of storylines they need on Basketball Wives!! Just kidding.