Young Thug Arrested in Atlanta

Young Thug

Young Thug Arrested in Atlanta

Traffic stops ends with 21-year-old rapper behind bars.

Published February 26, 2014

Rapper Young Thug was arrested last night (Feb. 25) for possession, reckless driving and more in what began as a traffic stop, reports Complex

Cops say the 21-year-old was swerving on the road — aka "laying drags" — when he was pulled over. According to TMZ, authorities found an open drug possession warrant on his record and took him into custody.  

Young Thug, neé Jeffrey Williams, was charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, driving without a seat belt, driving in a circular or zig-zag course and reckless driving. He's believed to be in custody still, although no one from his camp has released any official details on the incident. 

Despite the vehicular setback, the "Stoner" rhymer has been getting lots of buzz lately. Last year, Gucci Mane signed him to 1017 Brick Squad Records, but last week YT announced that he is now a member of the Cash Money Records team. A $1 million signing bonus reportedly helped him choose Cash Money over a deal with Future's Freebandz imprint. 

He is also prepping his Truly Gifted mixtape and an album titled HiTunes. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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