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Alleged gang members threaten rapper Rick Ross in YouTube video

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Rick Ross performs during Hot 97's "Busta Rhymes & Friends: Hot For The Holidays" at the Prudential Center on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP) Rick Ross performs during Hot 97's "Busta Rhymes & Friends: Hot For The Holidays" at the Prudential Center on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
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Among the charges for 32 alleged Gangster Disciples members was a mention of extortion against a rapper with the initials R.R.. 

A YouTube video featuring Kevin Clayton, one of the accused, may reveal that rapper’s identity. In the video, Clayton, also known as KK, does most of the talking.

“This is straight at Rick Ross,” Clayton says in the video, posted in 2012.

According to the federal indictment, several Gangster Disciples members, including Kevin Clayton, "threatened rapper R.R. with physical harm unless rapper R.R. paid the Gangster Disciples for the use of the gang's name and symbols."

The video appears to be a representation of those threats of “physical harm” but names Rick Ross, given name William Leonard Roberts II.

“First time, we gave you a pass. You were supposed to take care of some business you didn't take care of," Clayton goes on.

Chaplain who vouched for Clayton "heartbroken"

In February of this year. Chaplain and motivational speaker Omar Howard introduced CBS46's Ben Swann to Kevin Clayton. Clayton claimed he had turned his life around and was using his notoriety to inspire young people to be good citizens.

"You don't recruit to go kill. You recruit to better the community," Clayton told Swann in February.

But federal agents tell us it was all a sham. They say that Clayton continued to do the dirty work of the Gangster Disciples. News of Clayton's arrest crushed Howard.

He said, "When I heard, it was kind of heartbreaking for me because I started to build a relationship with him as a friend."

Extortion is one of several federal charges Clayton and the others now face.

Ross lives in the Atlanta area now, and he has not commented publicly about any of this since the indictment was unsealed last week.

Prosecutors have not confirmed that the extortion victim R.R. listed in the indictment is Rick Ross.

CBS46 expects to learn more as the case unfolds.

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