Up-and-coming rap artist Desiigner was arrested on September 8th in NYC. According to authorities, the young rapper was arrested for both pointing a handgun at another driver and possession of drugs. Allegedly, the incident happened while Desiigner and some members of his posse were driving through the Lincoln Tunnel in midtown Manhattan.
All-in-all, Desiigner was arrested on three felony charges: criminal possession of a loaded weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance (police found Oxycontin and other prescription pills in the car) and menacing.
Desiigner, a Brooklyn native whose real name is Sidney Selby, burst onto the mainstream rap scene in early 2016. He appeared on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo album twice and his single ‘Panda’ dominated the airwaves for months. At just 19-years-old, Desiigner’s career was on a meteoric rise. After the success his two features received, West signed Desiigner to his label, G.O.O.D Music. This news of criminal behavior, however, will surely put a damper on the impressive year Selby’s had. He and his camp has yet to comment on the arrest.