Soulja Boy arrested: Rapper allegedly violated his probation by possessing weapons
Soulja Boy has been arrested for violating his probation.
The Grammy-nominated rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was in a Van Nuys, Calif., jail Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department told the New York Daily News.
Deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office searched Soulja Boy’s home under a warrant last month and allegedly found ammunition, which he’s not allowed to possess under the terms of his probation. A woman had accused Soulja Boy of keeping her there against her will, which is something that he’s denied.
Soulja Boy, 28, was convicted of carrying a loaded handgun in a vehicle back in 2014. He was sentenced to additional time on probation after police found weapons inside his home during a 2016 search.
He was arrested when he met with his probation officer, according to TMZ. Soulja Boy was expected to appear in court later Friday.
Before the arrest, he had been scheduled to perform at the L.A. Clippers basketball game on Friday night.
Early Friday morning, he wrote on Twitter, “If you heard some s*** about me come ask me first.”