YG arrested on suspicion of robbery, held on $250K bail ahead of rapper’s Grammy Nipsey Hussle tribute set
On January 24, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly arrived at rapper YG’s home with a search warrant and arrested him. According to TMZ, law enforcement sources told the publication that around 4:00 a.m., local time L.A. County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the rapper's San Fernando Valley home and by 9:32 a.m., the police had YG in custody. He was transported to a jail to be booked for robbery.
Attorney Joe Tacopina told TMZ that YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, has been arrested on suspicion of robbery based on an ongoing investigation, saying, "This has become even more outrageous... normally, in the American justice system, you get arrested after an investigation is completed." He added, "The motives here are pretty clear." YG's bail has been set at $250,000.
According to Pitchfork, the full Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department statement says, "Los Angeles County Sheriff Operation Safe Streets Detectives served a search warrant this morning in the 22000 block of Zaltana Street in Chatsworth in the furtherance of an on-going criminal investigation." It goes on to add, "29-year-old Keenon Jackson, otherwise known as 'YG', a resident at the home, was taken into custody at the time of the service pursuant to an arrest warrant."
The statement confirmed YG was "transported to Men's Central Jail where he was booked for robbery." The 'I Wanna Benz' rapper is scheduled to perform at the 2020 Grammys this Sunday with DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Kirk Franklin and Roddy Ricch as part of a tribute to his late collaborator Nipsey Hussle. Hussle was shot to death in March outside his clothing store in South L.A. YG is known for songs like 'Slay' which features Quavo and 'Bulletproof', featuring Jay 305.
Jackson's arraignment takes place Tuesday, January 28, in Compton Court. Jackson remains in custody in lieu of a $250,000 bail.