CHATSWORTH (CBSLA) — Rapper YG was arrested early Friday morning on robbery charges in a police raid at his Chatsworth home.
The 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, was taken into custody when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at his home at about 4 a.m. in the 22000 block of Zaltana Street.
The sheriff’s department did not provide any details on the criminal allegations.
The rapper was scheduled to perform at a tribute for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle in Sunday’s Grammy Awards Ceremony at Staples Center, though it was unclear if he would be released from jail in time.
Back on the night of July 3, 2019, a Cadillac Escalade registered to YG was involved in a deadly gun battle and pursuit with L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies which wound its way from Compton to Inglewood. An innocent 65-year-old man was struck and killed by the crossfire on a Compton street during the running gunfight. It was not immediately clear if he was killed by gunfire from the suspects or the deputies.
One suspect was captured, but another was believed to have escaped.
YG has claimed he was not involved in the chase, stating that he was in a Hollywood recording studio at the time.
A few weeks later, on July 18, deputies raided a Hollywood Hills home leased by YG. One person was arrested, and several more people were detained. YG was not home at the time.
After booking, a charge for reckless driving was added.
YG bonded out of Los Angeles County jail Friday night. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.