Young Thug was arrested on a felony gun charge at the release party for his new album Slime Language in Los Angeles last night. According to TMZ, the Atlanta rapper is accused of carrying a concealed weapon inside a vehicle.
The party for Slime Language–a showcase for Young Thug’s YSL Records that was released today–was held at the Hollywood Dave & Buster’s. In a Twitter video from the scene, a man who is apparently Thug can be seen being led out of the venue in handcuffs.
YOUNG THUG ARRESTED @ Highland Avenue, L.A. #Slime #YoungThug #DaveAndBusters pic.twitter.com/iHjWD5g359
— bean (@baptisteberne) August 17, 2018
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that a member of the rapper’s crew “ran into a police cruiser” as they were leaving the party, prompting the cops to conduct a vehicle search that yielded multiple weapons. According to LAPD arrest records, Thug is currently being held on $35,000 bail.
Update (2:00 p.m.): Young Thug has been released from custody, Pitchfork reports.