Has Sheff G been arrested? Fans feel 'music in mud' after 'so many rappers' nabbed'
The officials are yet to make the news official as it was only DJ Akademiks who shared the big news on his Twitter and Instagram accounts respectively
Hours after rapper Eli Fross was arrested for attempted murder, his frequent collaborator Sheff G was also reportedly got nabbed by the cops. Sheff G, whose legal troubles don’t seem to be ending, was apparently taken into custody on a gun charge.
The officials are yet to confirm the news as it was DJ Akademiks who first shared the big news on his Twitter and Instagram accounts respectively. The rapper was then trending on the micro-blogging site as many asked to free him. Speaking of arrests, crime amongst rappers is not a new thing. Hip-hop artists such as Polo G and Bandman Kevo were recently arrested whereas, a member from DaBaby’s entourage identified as Wisdom Awute was arrested for attempted murder. Rapper SpotemGottem was also recently arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon among other charges.
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Who is rapper Sheff G?
Sheff G, whose real name is Michael Kyle Williams, is a Brooklyn native who grew up listening to Notorious B.I.G and drill rappers like Chief Keef and Lil Bibby. Before getting into music, Sheff got into legal troubles as he was locked up for two years for a felony gun charge and robbery in 2015 at the age of 17 before getting released in 2017.
The 22-year-old hip-hop artist first rose to fame with his single ‘No Suburban’ in 2017 which was released in a response to a track called ‘Suburban’ by 22Gz. With the 2019 mixtape ‘The Unluccy Luccy Kid’ and his 2020 debut studio album titled ‘One and Only’, Sheff gradually became one of the vanguards of the Brooklyn Drill movement. His song ‘No Suburban 2’ went viral with over 21 million streams.
Is Sheff G behind the bars?
DJ Akademiks took to his Twitter account first and stated, “NY Drill Artist Sheff G arrested for Gun Possession in NYC. It’s a second-degree felony charge. He’s remanded and will have to wait for a bond hearing to find out when he’ll be able to bail out.” He then shared the news with his 4.3 million followers on Instagram with a post, reading, “#SheffG was taken into custody the same day as #EliFross. He was arrested on a gun charge. It’s a felony charge and so far he’s remanded til his next court hearing August 18th." An official update is still awaited.
Sheff was also arrested in January 2021 during a traffic stop in East Flatbush.
According to New York Post, the authorities pulled over the hip-hop artist after he was seen driving recklessly and without a license plate. The cops then also recovered a loaded .45-caliber Glock after they conducted a search on the vehicle. Sheff was charged with reckless driving, a license plate display violation, and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
NY Drill Artist Sheff G arrested for Gun Possession in NYC. Its a second degree felony charge.— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) July 18, 2021
He’s remanded and will have to wait for a bond hearing to find out when he’ll be able to bail out.
‘So many rappers are being arrested this s**t crazy’
As soon as DJ Akademiks shared the news of Sheff G getting arrested, many social media users took to Twitter to discuss the same. One user stated, “Pop Smoke album got butchered and now Eli Fross and Sheff G got arrested. New York music in the mud.” Another shared, “Bro so many rappers are being arrested this s**t crazy.” One added, “Free him man, he and sleepy hallow carrying the the whole US drill scene rn.” Whereas, one noted, “They getting all da rappers smh free him.” Another individual concluded, “They locking up all da real n fake takes dey place free da real!”
Pop smoke album got butchered and now Eli fross and sheff g got arrested— 𝕃𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕪⛈ (@KxngLenny_) July 18, 2021
New York music in the mud
Bro so many rappers are being arrested this shit crazy.— D (@Dharris2099_) July 18, 2021
Free him man, he and sleepy hallow carrying the the whole US drill scene rn 🐐— Madwi ♣️ (@DonMadwi) July 18, 2021
they getting all da rappers smh free him— 4🦅 (@fourgrxms) July 18, 2021
they locking up all da real n fake takes dey place free da real !— Smooth 🚀 (@smooth_22x) July 18, 2021