Rapper Rich the Kid was reportedly arrested while he attempted to go through security at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday.
Law enforcement sources shared with TMZ that the 28-year-old performer was taken into custody for possession of a concealed weapon. Authorities said the loaded firearm was discovered in his carry-on luggage.
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A video surfaced on Twitter of the Rich the Kid in handcuffs being led by law enforcement out of the terminal towards a police car.
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The rapper dealt with several legal issues in 2020, including being sued by a jewelry store and management company, TMZ noted. (RELATED: Sheriff’s Deputies Shoot, Kill Dijon Kizzee In LA After He Allegedly Dropped Handgun During Altercation)
In 2019, Rich was an apparent target of a shooting at a West Hollywood studio and the year before the rapper had to be hospitalized following a reported home invasion robbery.