Rapper Slim Jxmmi, who is part of the rap duo Rae Sremmurd, was reportedly arrested Sunday immediately after his plane touched down in Los Angeles.
Slim Jxmmi had outstanding warrants for his arrest issued in Georgia over possession of marijuana with intent to sell, according to TMZ. The rapper is reportedly in custody in L.A. and is being held without bail. Officials in Georgia have already had a judge authorize Slim Jxmmi’s extradition from Los Angeles to Georgia, where he could be facing the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison if he’s found guilty, according to TMZ.
Slim Jxmmi, one half of the rap duo Rae Sremmurd — had a not-so-nice welcome home when he touched down in L.A. … after authorities discovered there was an outstanding warrant out for his arrest. https://t.co/hIYZZxXkAW
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Slim Jxmmi had flown to LAX from Canada and was reportedly taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when they discovered the outstanding warrants. The lawyer acting on Slim Jxmmi’s behalf, Steve Sadow, indicated the charges stemming from Georgia are a total misunderstanding, according to TMZ.
“Nearly two years ago, Aaquil (Slim Jxmmi) entered a plea to a marijuana offense in Cobb County, Georgia,” Sadow said, according to TMZ. That’s when he alleges a miscommunication unfolded. “Aaquil was not arrested on that warrant. Instead, a Cobb County Magistrate Judge held a hearing on July 20, 2022 and dismissed the warrant,” Sadow said, according to TMZ.
“Unfortunately, the Cobb County Probation Office was not made aware that the arrest warrant was dismissed and thus failed to withdraw its probation violation warrant,” Sadow said. (RELATED: Rapper Mystikal Arrested For Rape, Domestic Violence)
Slim Jxmmi Post Messages of His Baby Mama Threatening To Kill Their Baby After She Posted Messages of Him Seemingly Admitting To Hitting Her pic.twitter.com/beADFVEozz
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“When Aaquil came back from Canada into LA airport, he was arrested on the probation violation warrant. We expect that warrant to be withdrawn in the next day or so, and then Aaquil will be released,” Sadow said.
Slim Jxmmi also faces other legal issues stemming from an altercation in January 2022, according to CBS News. He was arrested after allegedly getting into a physical fight with his girlfriend at their apartment in Miami. The rapper was subsequently charged with misdemeanor battery in that matter, which his lawyer Steve Sadow is also strongly contesting.