Young Thug was reportedly arrested at Dave & Buster’s in Los Angeles last night, where he hosted a listening party his latest project, Slime Language. TMZ sources allege that the rapper and members of his group were in possession of multiple weapons.
The rapper had planned to celebrate his birthday at said listening party and invited his fans to the listening party via an Instagram post, having booked out the location for the night.
Videos posted to Twitter by fans and standers-by show Thugger reportedly getting arrested outside of the Dave & Buster’s location on Hollywood Blvd. In the various videos online, Young Thug can be seen being led to a series of parked police cars by the police.
Tweets claim that the listening party was shut down after Young Thug was led away.
As TMZ reports, a member of Thugger’s crew ran into a police cruiser as they were leaving. This prompted a search of their vehicle, which in turn uncovered the weapons. Young Thug was taken into police custody just after 3 a.m. for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle — a felony charge. He is currently being held on a $35,000 bond.
So far no official statement has been released by Young Thug or his team. Young Thug’s publicist declined to comment when Highsnobiety reached out.
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