American rapper Desiigner ran into trouble with the police last week, resulting in his arrest on Thursday 8 September.
The driver of another vehicle reported Desiigner to the police, alleging that he waved a gun at him. Desiigner was then arrested for the criminal possession of a loaded weapon and menacing.
On top of this, he was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of drugs with intent to sell, due to a number of different pills being found, upon searching the vehicle. 4 other people who were in the car at the time have also reportedly been charged, for the latter two offences.
Since the incident, the rapper has been released. It has now been reported that no weapon was ever found in the vehicle, suggesting a false claim from the other driver. His legal team also insist that the pills found at the scene were all prescribed, as opposed to being illegal substances. The arrest has been suggested to be another example of police racial bias against young black men.
Desiigner’s legal team have said, “It’s time to embrace the true narrative of a young black man enjoying his success and working hard for a prosperous career”.