First Chris Brown, now Desiigner a week later. It’s been confirmed that the “Panda” rapper was arrested in New York City on Thursday night. E! News reports that Desiigner (whose real name is Sidney Royel Selby III) was handcuffed with four other people after police were called about a traffic dispute by the Lincoln Tunnel.
New York authorities were notified around 9:00 P.M. of a passenger in a white Range Rover who allegedly flashed a firearm at another car. According to law enforcement sources, the passengers in an SUV and the driver of another vehicle began screaming at one another, resulting in the second driver calling 911 to report that Desiigner had pulled a gun on him. The SUV left shortly afterwards, but the driver who made the call had taken down the license plate number.
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When police found the SUV, they found loose prescription drugs, including Oxycontin, according to TMZ. Marijuana and a loaded gun were also found during their investigation. They promptly arrested Desiigner and the other passengers.
Desiigner is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree with a loaded firearm, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell in plain view, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and menacing (threatening the other car) in the second degree. The other four people arrested are also charged with menacing with a firearm as well as possession of illegal substances. All five people are still in custody. Currently, Desiigner has not posted bail and is heading to court soon.
Tsk, tsk. Celebrities nowadays, am I right?