THE rapper who is in custody after an SUV plowed into a Christmas parade wrote about killing people in concerning lyrics.
In one of his music videos, Darrell Edward Brooks, 39, who goes by the name MathBoi Fly, uses an SUV that appears to be the one that mowed down people in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Five law enforcement officials confirmed to NBC that Brooks was being questioned about the rampage.
He is set to be charged with five counts of intentional homicide.
Police later identified the five victims during a press conference on Monday afternoon and said 48 people were injured.
They said the incident was not terror related and added that there was no pursuit in the moments before the rampage.
Cops had opened fire on his SUV as it plowed through a barrier and sped off after the horror incident.
Officers later swooped at an address in Milwaukee where the SUV that went on the rampage was parked in the driveway.
The vehicle’s front was crumpled right up to the windscreen with the bumper and license plate hanging off.
Brooks was detained there and he reportedly complained of a sore shoulder as he was taken into custody.
In a video on his YouTube channel, the same car that plowed into the parade appears to be used.
The first three letters on the license plate ADP and the vehicle’s description are the same as reportedly heard on the police scanner.
The playlist on his YouTube channel, which has been taken down, includes the song Gon Kill U.
One of his songs includes the lyrics: “They gonna need a cleaner for the s*** we did, all my killers Gacey where them bodies hid.”
Another song from his SoundCloud page says: “Sliding through the city with no safety on.”
Other lyrics include “f*** Donald Trump” and “f*** the pigs.”
He also posted a video on one of his Twitter accounts ranting about a speech made by then-President Barack Obama, which he called “a crock of b******.”
Local police Chief Dan Thompson told a press conference that the vehicle struck more than 40 individuals, including some children.
Thompson also said one person of interest is in custody, noting that it is a “fluid investigation” and that the priority at this point is “working with families” of the victims.
One witness reportedly said it looked as though the driver of the vehicle was “trying to hit people.”
“He was swerving back and forth.”
Court records show that Brooks was facing a number of criminal charges in the build-up to the rampage.
In one case, filed November 5, he was charged with resisting or obstructing an officer, reckless homicide, disorderly conduct, bail jumping and battery.
He was ordered to not have any contact with a female victim and records show $1,000 bond was posted on Friday.
In the other case, filed in July 2020, Brooks is charged with reckless endangering and illegal possession of a firearm.
It was also reported that he posted on social media after Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder over the death of three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer.
Brooks posted that he was “not surprised” by the outcome of the case though police have so far not said if the rampage had anything to do with the verdict.
Families and performers were celebrating an annual holiday event when the horror unfolded.
One witness, Angela O’Boyle, whose apartment overlooked the parade in the Milwaukee suburb, told CNN: “All I heard was screaming and then people yelling out their children’s names.”
She described how she “saw the car come and plow into the band that was just past my balcony at that point.”
“It hit at least two people right away and rolled over them,” she said.
“And then continued down the road to People’s Park, which is at the end of the block -and then kept going, it didn’t stop.”
Brayden Kowalski, a 19-year-old witness, told Fox News he was with his family when he saw what happened.
“[The driver is] just blowing through people, kind of just dinging a lot of people, bodies flying everywhere,” Kowalski said.
In total, 18 children were hospitalized at Children’s Wisconsin-Milwaukee Hospital, including three sets of siblings.
The injuries to the children include facial abrasions, broken bones and severe head injuries.
Six minors were sent to the operating room, while two others were scheduled to undergo surgeries today.
In a virtual press conference on Monday, doctors said some patients are conscious while others are unconscious.
According to WHNT, at least six children hurt in the parade were in critical condition, and three others were in serious condition.