Bowery Beef: Cope2 Allegedly Pulls a Gun at the Graffiti Wall While Futura Painted

Posted on: September 14th, 2015 at 5:19 am by
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Photo: Dusty RebelArt, violence, and drama at the Bowery graffiti wall this weekend. The legendary pioneer Futura (aka Lenny McGurr) had been decorating the slab the last few days, but things definitely got shady Saturday afternoon.

Cope2 apparently appeared on the Bowery to support his boy, Futura, during the second day of paintwork. While there, though, graffiti beef spilled into the streets. We are told that HOW (a member of Tats Cru who painted the wall after Sandy) reportedly called him out for “being a snitch” and for his alleged relations with the Goldman Properties head (owner and operator of the wall), as well as the purported tape of said actions. So, in broad daylight and a crowded sidewalk scene, Cope2 purportedly pulled heat (i.e. a gun) and was later arrested by plainclothes cops of the Vandal Squad. He was let go within a couple hours – uncharacteristically quick – because he’s allegedly a “secret” informant for them.

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Photo: Dusty RebelThe whole ordeal – trash talk galore – was played out on Instagram, and captured in the moment by chronicler the Dusty Rebel.

Sucks for Futura, whose thunder was stolen, at least partially, in a quick second. Nevertheless, the new mural was finished by last night.

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