Rapper Lil Uzi Vert arrested in Atlanta

Lil Uzi Vert, legal name Symere Woods (Photo Source: Atlanta Detention Center)
Lil Uzi Vert, legal name Symere Woods (Photo Source: Atlanta Detention Center)

Atlanta rappers seem to be frequently in the news for the wrong reason and the latest is Lil Uzi Vert, legal name Symere Woods. Lil Uzi was spotted by the Atlanta police at a busy gas station near the Midtown section of the city. Police state that Woods and another man identified as Ivison Smith were riding dirt bikes at a Texaco gas station. According to the arresting officer, he watched as the two men accelerated toward people who were walking in the gas station parking lot. The dirt bikes are not considered street legal because they have no headlights, tail or brake lights. In addition, the men were not wearing riding helmets, in violation of Georgia law. The officer states in his report, “They then exited the gas station at a high rate of speed and began to travel southbound on Northside Drive.”

The pair was headed down the street in the wrong direction, which caused cars to slam on brakes and move out of the way. In addition, police stated that they drove across five lanes of traffic without using turn signals. The pair finally stopped and found that Smith was driving on a suspended license and Woods had no license with him. They were arrested and booked into the Atlanta Detention Center. Woods and Smith were charged with operating a motorcycle without insurance, obstruction, registration required, wrong way on one way, turn signals required, head lights required, helmets required, reckless driving, brake lights required, tail lights required, operating dirt bike on city street and failure to maintain lane. In addition, Lil Uzi was charged with license to be carried on person and Smith was charged with driving with a suspended license. Police noted that the rapper had a large amount of cash on his person, which was not confiscated. Woods was released on a $6,500 bond.

Lil Uzi Vert is known for his hits “Money Longer”, “Luv is Rage”, “Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World” and “The Perfect Luv Tape.” He also performs with rapper Future on the song “Too Much Sauce.”

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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