Soulja Boy Arrested For Probation Violation

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“Turn My Swag On” rapper, DeAndre Way, aka Soulja Boy is making a major splash in 2019.

In January, he went viral for throwing shades at TygaDrake and Kanye West. Not long after, the 28-year-old star found himself in love after briefly dating Blac Chyna.Now, the “Pretty Boy Swag” rapper is making headlines for an immensely different reason: E! News confirmed with authorities he was taken into custody on Friday, March 15 for probation violation.

According to TMZ , he was arrested in the San Fernando Valley area on Friday morning for allegedly having firearms and ammo in his possesion

“Soulja went to see his probation officer,” TMZ states, adding that when he visited the officer, he was then “cuffed and taken to jail.”

As mentioned before, the 28-year-old rapper is currently on probation and his offences seemingly date back eight years, according to the publication.

However, this isn’t the first time the star would be violating his probation

In 2014, he copped a plea for carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle. He was sentenced to 24 months of probation, which he breached in December 2016, Pitchfork notes.

 Soulja Boy

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In 2016, while Soulja Boy was on probation, TMZ claims cops found at least one weapon in his possession after they searched his home due to the rapper threatening people online. He was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanour.At the time, a judge granted an extension on his probation, however, it was made clear that he couldn’t possess any weapons. In March 2017, he was convicted of one of the felonies and given five years probation, which he broke Friday morning.

Before the arrest, the star took to Twitter eerily writing, “If you heard some s–t about me come ask me first.”On his Instagram Stories, he also posted a statement before authorities took him into custody. “Performing today at the Clippers game vs Bulls game at halftime Staples Center.” It’s unclear if he’ll perform at the NBA game.

TMZ claims the rapper is currently in jail in Van Nuys. He’ll reportedly appear in court later today to face a judge.

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