Rapper Soulja Boy Arrested For Violating Probation

Soulja Boy

Rapper Soulja Boy was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of violating his probation after police found a firearm in his Hollywood Hills home, officials said.

Soulja Boy, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was arrested about 7 a.m. at his home in the 3200 block of Dos Palos Drive, said Officer Jenny Houser, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

It was unclear why police were called to the residence, but while officers were there, they found a firearm, Houser said.

Because Soulja Boy is on probation, he is not allowed to own or possess a firearm.

The 26-year-old Chicago native was on probation for carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, according to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office.

The two-year probation sentence was scheduled to end this month.

The conviction stemmed from a 2014 arrest in Granada Hills.

He was a passenger in a car when police pulled the driver over for allegedly running a stop sign.

During the traffic stop, police found a concealed weapon, the LAPD said.

Soulja Boy is best known for his 2007 hit Crank That (Soulja Boy).

The rapper is currently starring in VH1’s reality drama “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood,” which follows the lives of several aspiring rappers, recording artists and their significant others.


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