‘ANINI — American record producer Rick Rubin was issued a criminal citation for violating mandatory quarantine by the Kaua‘i police Wednesday morning.
According to the police report, Rubin, walking in an empty area on ‘Anini Beach near his lodging, was by himself, except for the paparazzi. They followed Rubin since his arrival on Sept. 1.
Rubin is well known as one of the founding groups of the first widely distributed major rap label, Def Jam Recordings, and is considered a pioneer of the rap-music industry, a music genre that now generates approximately $5 billion in annual revenue.
His net worth is reported to be $250 million.
Rubin is scheduled to appear in Kaua‘i District Court on Dec. 9.