Soulja Boy arrested in California

Soulja Boy at the Boohoo X Jordyn Woods fashion event, Neuehouse, Hollywood, California on Aug. 31, 2016 (Photo credit: Splash News)

While still on probation,  Soulja Boy reportedly was arrested again on Friday, March 15, 2019, in California.

Police took the “Crank That” rapper into custody after finding ammunition in his home.

Currently, on probation from carrying a firearm or ammunition stemming from weapons violations he was convicted of eight years ago, he allegedly was taken into police custody after cops found him to be violating his probation.

According to TMZ, Soulja Boy was attending a meeting with his probation officer on Friday morning in the San Fernando Valley and was arrested when he arrived at his appointment.

Police had searched the rapper’s house following allegations from a woman who claimed he had held her hostage in his garage, which he has denied.

During the search of his home, cops allegedly found the ammunition, which he isn’t allowed to possess while on probation.

The 28-year-old rapper reportedly was held in jail in Van Nuys for a short time. After about an hour, he was free again and immediately went on an expletive-filled rant on Instagram Live, upset about his latest arrest but excited that he was still slated to perform at the L.A. Clippers-Chicago Bulls game later Friday evening.

In the since-deleted Instagram Live, Soulja Boy said: “They took all my jewelry, all my chains, but I still got my band [jail ID wristband] on.”

The rapper’s lawyer Fred Minassian told TMZ that “there was no finding in regards to his probation violation” and said that a court date had been scheduled for March 29.

For Soulja Boy, the arrest comes after he was previously taken into custody in 2016 when he was already on probation, and police searched his home after he threatened people online. During their search, cops found at least one weapon, which was a violation of Soulja Boy’s probation.

At the time, a judge extended the “Pretty Boy Swag” rapper’s probation and made it clear he wasn’t to have guns or ammunition in his possession.

The “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” singer was also previously charged for the illegal possession of a firearm in 2017 when he was found with a Mini Draco AR-15 — which is illegal to own in the state of California — and he has also been charged for allegedly stealing a gun from a police car.

 

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