Soulja Boy Gets Probation in Gun Case

Soulja Boy Gets Probation in Gun Case

Rapper reaches plea deal in exchange for reduced charge.

Published December 19, 2014

Soulja Boy has reached a resolution stemming from his arrest earlier this year.

The 24-year-old rapper, whose birth name is DeAndre Cortez, was sentenced to two years probation and 117 hours of community service in his gun case Thursday (Dec. 18), TMZ reports. 

Reaching a plea deal helped wrap things up for SB. He pleaded no contest to carrying a loaded weapon, in exchange for having the possession of a firearm charge against him dropped. The gun has also been destroyed. 

The Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star was busted in January, after a car he was riding in was pulled over for running a traffic light. Police noticed a firearm in the car and promptly arrested him, but he wasn't officially charged until October.

SB maintained that the weapon belonged to a neighbor who previously borrowed the car. 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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