SUPER FREAK: THE LIFE OF RICK JAMES by PETER BENJAMINSON

Author of MARY WELLS: THE TUMULTUOUS LIFE OF MOTOWN'S FIRST SUPERSTAR and THE LOST SUPREME: THE LIFE OF DREAMGIRL FLORENCE BALLARD

'SUPER FREAK: THE LIFE OF RICK JAMES' --- CONSTANTLY IN THE NEWS

Dave Chappelle as Rick James

Rick as he might have appeared while listening to himself being discussed on WNYC.

Rick in Sunglasses

RICK JAMES BANK ROBBERS CONVICTED; COULD DO 40 YEARS IN THE SLAMMER FOR IMITATING SUPER FREAK.

Thirty-eight-year-old Duprece Jett of Indianapolis, Indiana and thirty-eight-year-old Damion McKissick of Fort Wayne have been convicted in Federal Court of robbing three Indiana banks in 2015 while both were dressed as Rick James.

It's not clear why either man thought bystanders would confuse them with the late great Super Freak, who died in 2004, or why anyone who hadn't snorted too much Peruvian Marching Powder that day would have thought Rick had suddenly cloned himself for larcenous purposes.

Perhaps Jett and McKissick would have avoided arrest and prosecution had they worked their way up in the music industry like Rick rather than taking a downhill turn on robbery road.

Rick James Imitator Robbing a Bank

Donald Trump Rick James-ing All Over America's Couch

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