Florida rapper SpotemGottem arrested after jet ski chase, police say

MIAMI — Rapper SpotemGottem was arrested and is facing several charges after Miami police said he led officers on a chase while on a jet ski.

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SpotemGottem, whose real name is Nehemiah Harden, is charged with the reckless operation of a boat and fleeing law enforcement officers, according to online jail records.

Miami police patrolling the area near Miami Marine Stadium saw Harden speeding on a jet ski and tried to pull him over, WTVJ reported.

In an arrest affidavit obtained by WFLA, police said that Harden was in a restricted speed zone on the jet ski and was doing “S” turns near anchored boats. Officers said they got Harden’s attention and called to him for a traffic stop, but Harden instead accelerated and began swerving through boats and swimmers.

Despite speeding away, officers said they eventually caught up to Harden and placed him under arrest, WTVJ reported.

Harden was previously arrested in Aventura, Florida, in July 2021 on charges that he threatened a parking garage attendant with a gun, as we reported at the time. The dispute was allegedly over a parking fee, and police said that when Harden was arrested he was found lying in bed with a gun.