NJ Superior Court Judge Faces Backlash For Explicit Nas & Busta Rhymes Songs On TikTok

NJ Superior Court Judge Faces Backlash For Explicit Nas & Busta Rhymes Songs On TikTok

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Gary N. Wilcox finds himself in hot water as he faces heavy criticism for using sexually explicit language and controversial songs by Nas and Busta Rhymes on his public TikTok account. Judge Wilcox’s videos, featuring explicit content, were deemed inappropriate for a judge’s conduct, leading to an official complaint being filed against him. The use of explicit language and offensive material in the videos has raised concerns about the judge’s integrity and adherence to judicial standards.

NJ Judge Under Fire For Controversial TikTok Content

Judge Gary N. Wilcox is facing severe scrutiny after posting TikTok videos containing harmful, explicit, violent, and racist language. The videos showcased Wilcox in various settings, including his home, wearing his judicial robe, and even inside his court chamber. 

The explicit nature of the content and the judge’s appearance in his official capacity have triggered outrage and prompted an official complaint against him. One of the songs used by Judge Wilcox on his TikTok account was Nas’s “Get Down.” 

A few examples include clips where Wilcox can be seen lip-syncing lyrics such as:

“All my life, I’ve been waiting for somebody to whoop my ass.  I mean business!  You think you can run up on me and whip my monkey ass?  Come on.  Come on!”

In another video,  Wilcox can be seen smiling into the camera as Busta Rhymes’ “Touch It” plays in the background, “When an ex-girlfriend calls you ‘Santa’ because of your new white beard,” reads in white text on the screen. 

The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct filed a formal complaint, citing explicit lyrics related to a criminal case, a courtroom shooting, derogatory language, discrimination, drug and gang references, and the killing of a doctor who treated a gang member. When associated with a judge’s public persona, these lyrics have raised concerns about impartiality and respect for the court.

Violation Of Judicial Canons  + Judge Wilcox’s Response 

The filed complaint states that Judge Wilcox violated three rules of judicial canons. These rules emphasize the importance of maintaining high standards of conduct, preserving the integrity and independence of the judiciary, and avoiding impropriety or actions that undermine public confidence. 

Wilcox’s TikTok videos, with their explicit content and disregard for decorum, have raised questions about his adherence to these principles.

Despite being contacted by the media, Judge Wilcox has chosen not to comment on the situation. His TikTok account was active for almost two years before drawing attention. 

As a 58-year-old judge and Harvard Law School graduate, Wilcox’s mandatory retirement age is 2034. The ongoing controversy surrounding his TikTok content raises concerns about his fitness to serve as a judge and uphold the integrity of the judicial system.

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