Desiigner was arrested on multiple drug and gun charged in New York City Thursday night, according to reports.
The newly signed G.O.O.D. Music rapper allegedly got into an altercation on the road, threatening another driver with a gun. When police showed up and searched his car — which four other people were riding in — they found “Oxycotin and other drugs,” TMZ said.
Pitchfork reports, after confirming with the New York Police Department, Desiigner was charged with “criminal possession of a loaded weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.” The site says he was also charged with “menacing” for threatening the driver with the gun.
A source close to 2DopeBoyz says that Desiigner’s security guard was the one carrying the gun, though — not Desiigner — and that the only drug in the car was weed.
Marijuana falls under a “controlled substance” in New York, and having a loaded gun in NYC can easily call for a felony charge. So the charges above may be correct, but we should wait to see a full police report to see who is charged with what, and what drugs they’re charged with.
The source also confirmed Desiigner wasn’t in the video TMZ posted of the arrest — it was his hype man and his friend from his neighborhood. The haircuts of Desiigner and the person in the video wearing all black are different.
All of the reported charges are felonies. Desiigner and the people riding in the car with him still haven’t been released on bail yet.
Stay tuned for updates.