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Rapper YG was arrested at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery on Friday, the officials said.
The 29-year-old’s arrest comes just two days before he was scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
The Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, took, YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, is in the custody of his Chatsworth home and if they have a search warrant.
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FILE – In this April 14, 2019 at the latest, file photo, rapper YG performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California. YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson ,was arrested on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of theft, only two days before he was scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, the officials said.
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The Compton rapper, whose hits include “Toot it and Boot it” and “Get Events” — is being held on $250,000 bail for his arrest on Tuesday. Authorities did not immediately provide additional details about the arrest or the alleged theft.
YG’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, told Fox News that the rapper “will be out soon” and YG “, was completely caught off guard.” Tacopina added that if the allegations were not only “vague,” but it is “false” and YG’s “completely innocent.”
In addition, Tacopina also told Entertainment Tonight that he is suspicious of the timing. “We’re placing the bar,” Tacopina told the outlet. “To be honest, I think that the timing of this was not to happen. I think that’s the whole purpose of this is to ensure that, to him, that is, to do homage to Nipsey [Hussle], on Sunday, at the grammy’s.”
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Tacopina went on to say, “There is no reason why he wouldn’t be able to run, because he will be in a position to post bail. The district attorney is not even involved in it. It’s just a police case now. The timing is more than a little suspicious.”
YG and a variety of other artists, including John Legend, and Meek Mill, will be deemed to be performing in a tribute to the late rapper Nipsey Hussle at the awards show. Hussle, 33, was shot to death in 2019, out of his Marathon clothing store in the South Los Angeles neighborhood where it is located.
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In July, the sheriff’s office searched for YG’s los angeles home in connection to a police shooting in Compton that killed a bystander. YG had nothing to do with the shooting and was not home at the time of the search, authorities said at the time.
Deputy James Nagao said Friday he will have no information as to when the robbery and shooting were connected.
The Associated Press contributed to this report