It’s Not Legal Yet: Rappers Busted For Weed
Rappers and weed go hand-in-hand, with many implementing it in studio sessions to assist with creativity. Many use it also at their live shows and at parties as well. Heck who are we kidding, they use it everywhere (e.g. home, hotels, etc)! It’s one thing to smoke ganja in a hotel room while security stands watch, and it’s another to travel with it in a vehicle. Check out below some rappers that haven’t had the best luck transporting weed.
In December 2019, right before COVID-19 smacked the world up, hip-hop star DaBaby arrested and charged with marijuana possession. When the rapper arrived for his concert at the Bojangles’ Coliseum officers detected a strong odor of weed emitting from his vehicle and witnessed cannabis in plain sight inside, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. They elected to speak to him after the show.
According to DaBaby, when he left the venue and got in his vehicle in the parking lot 15 police officers swarmed his car, searched it, and unearthed marijuana. Aside from weed possession, the rapper was charged with resisting an officer as well. “Every time. There’s nobody when I pull up in the parking lot, the second I get out the car, 15 cops come around — can I borrow your microphone? grabs mic … shining it into the car windows … they follow me, they pull us over for no reason,” DaBaby said.
In May of this year, Dave East and a group of pals were in Queens traveling in an SUV. Precinct sources say the operator of the SUV made a turn without signaling, so police pulled the vehicle over. Reportedly, cops smelled a strong odor of marijuana as they walked up to the driver’s side window.
East began testily questioning the officers, and a crowd formed around the SUV. The crowd began to heckle the cops when out of nowhere they discovered 7 bags of weed in the SUV. Both East and another passenger were arrested. The rapper received a summons for unlawful possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.
In April 2020, Clayton County police pulled over Playboi Carti and a passenger in a Lamborghini. Officers claimed they smelled weed and asked the rapper to exit the vehicle. After conducting a search, the deputy says he uncovered guns and drugs inside the luxury sports car — specifically codeine and oxycodone, xanax, marijuana, and 2 handguns.
Irate, Carti told the arresting officer he’d “f*** my daughter” and that he had a sexy wife. Ultimately, the rapper was booked for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, expired tags, and failure to move over. His associate ended up getting detained for gun possession and the harder drug charges.
In January 2018, Kodak Black was arrested in Florida and slapped with 7 charges: possession of over 20 grams of marijuana, grand theft of a firearm, child neglect without great bodily harm, 2 charges of possession of weapon or ammo by a felon, and 2 probation violation charges.
The rapper didn’t stop there. In April 2019, Black and friends were arrested at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge when they attempted to get back on U.S. soil into NY’s Niagara County. Authorities found weed and a Glock 9mm pistol in the Cadillac Escalade the rapper was operating. Black is presently imprisoned and set to be released on August 14, 2022.
Ty Dolla $ign
In September 2018, Ty Dolla $ign was busted by police in Fulton County, GA who unearthed drugs in his bag. The rapper’s arrest was a moderately hectic scene — drug dogs were barking their heads off before cops crunched the cuffs on Dolla $ign. According to court docs, the rapper was smacked with 3 counts — misdemeanor possession of less than 1 ounce of weed, felony possession of THC, and felony possession of cocaine.
In February 2019, Dolla $ign struck a deal with the prosecutors. He’d enroll in an online drug prevention program for 13 weeks, get randomly drug tested, and if he remains clean then all charges will vanish. The rapper didn’t go to prison so, we’re guessing he held up his end of the bargain.
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