Rapper Young Thug Arrested, Booked on Weapons Possession

In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo Young Thug attends the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball in New York. Police say the rapper was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car. Officer Drake Madison says Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, the rapper, whose real name is …
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Rapper Young Thug–real name, Jeffery Lamar Williams–was arrested in Los Angeles Friday and booked on a weapons charge.

The Associated Press reports that LAPD officer Drake Madison said Young Thug hosted at a party marking he release of his latest album, “Slime Language,” at a Dave & Buster’s in Hollywood. The party was also meant to be a celebration of his 27th birthday.

“Several hundred people” gathered outside Dave & Buster’s, with police making numerous arrests, including the arrest of Young Thug.

Madison indicated that Young Thug was arrested after “officers found a firearm inside his car.”

The Blast reports that one of  “Thug’s cars bumped a squad car belonging to the police department. During a subsequent search, several guns were found, including an AK-47. One of the cars was a Rolls Royce.”

After being released from custody, he used an Instagram post to exclaim, “Faster than the officers got off.”


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