According to TMZ, YG was arrested on Friday (Jan. 24) morning at his home in Los Angeles. He remains in police custody and was booked for robbery.
The news outlet is reporting that cops showed up to the rapper’s place early in the morning, before the sun even rose, with a search warrant. “Law enforcement sources tell us L.A.” TMZ claims. “County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the rapper’s San Fernando Valley home around 4 AM, and they’re still there now. YG is home, and we’re told they have a search warrant and an arrest warrant related to a robbery case.”
Just a few weeks ago, the news outlet also revealed that a vehicle owned by YG was associated with an alleged murder. Back in July, someone, who was allegedly driving his SUV, was involved in a high-speed chase with police. This resulted in a person in his vehicle fatally shooting a 65-year-old man, who was on a bike.
The rapper told TMZ shortly after the incident: “I was nowhere near the scene of this incident and had been in a recording studio all day in Hollywood. I was there until after midnight on the Fourth of July and didn’t learn of these events until after they happened.”
A few weeks after that, cops raided YG’s house and arrested one person. The star wasn’t home at the time.
Hopefully, YG’s arrest won’t put a damper on his upcoming tribute to Nipsey Hussle at the 2020 Grammys on Sunday (Jan. 26). He and other stars like Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, John Legend and Roddy Ricch will be honoring the late rapper at the awards show.
In a press release, executive producer Ken Ehrlich said about the tribute: “An activist, entrepreneur and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not just his community, but also the culture at large. There is no denying the influence he had and his legacy will be felt for generations to come. We are honored to bring together this amazing group of artists to celebrate Nipsey’s life and pay tribute to his many contributions to music. It’s sure to be a memorable performance.”