Young Thug Arrested on Felony Gun Charge at Slime Language Release Party

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Young Thug performs onstage during the Meadows Music and Arts Festival - Day 2 at Citi Field on September 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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