Why was Polo G arrested? Rapper in trouble again after 3 months of attacking cop
It is believed by many that Polo G was a victim of racial profiling during his previous arrest
Rapper Polo G has landed himself in trouble once again as he was arrested in Downtown Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, September 6, 2021. According to TMZ, the LA police pulled over a car where Polo G was a passenger. The cops nabbed the rapper and a male juvenile from the scene. The 'RAPSTAR' hitmaker is no stranger to legal troubles. Barely three months ago, he was arrested for allegedly attacking a cop and possession of firearms. The prior arrest happened after his album release party in Miami, Florida. However, it is believed by many that he was a victim of racial profiling at that time.
Recently, rapper Paper Lovee was arrested by Atlanta Police for his alleged involvement in a shooting at a convenience store. Another rapper, SpotemGottem, also came under the radar of Dallas Police Department in August 2021 for his suspected relation to a murder. Other hip-hop artists such as Bandman Kevo and 9lokkNine too made it to the news for being arrested.
Why was Polo G arrested recently?
Polo G, whose real name is Taurus Tremani Bartlett, originally hails from Chicago, Illinois. He is most famous for his single tracks like 'Finer Things' and 'Pop Out', as well as his studio albums 'The Goat' and 'Die a Legend'. His 2021 release 'RAPSTAR' debuted as Number One on the Hot 100 chart and was the leading track in his latest chartbuster album 'Hall of Fame'.
The rapper dominated headlines in 2019 for his near-fatal drug overdose at a party that caused the death of his friend and fellow rapper Juice Wrld. Polo G has famously quit drugs like Ecstasy and Xanax post the tragedy.
The father of one was reportedly booked on weapons charge this time. Sources from law enforcement told TMZ that the police found him carrying a concealed firearm, which is considered a felony. The said firearm was found in his car after searching, though it remains unclear why exactly his car was pulled over.
During his previous arrest, the rapper was booked for two handguns found in the Cadillac he was traveling. The car was initially pulled over by cops for blackout-tinted windows. As the police tried to handcuff Bartlett, he resisted his arrest and got combative. The altercation left one police official injured, resulting in additional charges of assault being filed against Bartlett.
The rapper's attorney Bradford Cohen is yet to issue a confirmation statement about his latest arrest.