On 7th January(Yesterday), American rapper DaBaby was arrested after police reportedly found a concealed and loaded handgun in his possession.
The rapper was carrying a 9mm inside his vehicle, a spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed to CBSLA. Police told the channel that they were called to the place at about 4.30 PM, after getting reports of a guy on Rodeo Drive who had been carrying a weapon in his waistband while walking with friends.
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Footage acquired by TMZ shows the rapper — real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk — being apprehended by police after leaving high-end fashion store Moncler in a black SUV. It’s thought that Kirk was subsequently handcuffed by police.
All four men were detained, but it is thought that DaBaby was the only one arrested. The incident comes days after the rapper faced criticism online over a forthcoming song with Tory Lanez, who is currently facing charges in relation to the alleged shooting of Megan Thee Stallion last July.
Earlier this week, Lanez teased the release of a new song in collaboration with DaBaby on Instagram, along with the hashtag #2021Umbrella. A release date for the untitled track was not confirmed.