Rapper Desiigner arrested after Lincoln Tunnel road rage; faces drug and weapons charges

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Brooklyn rapper Desiigner was arrested Thursday night in New York City following a road rage incident. The artist was charged with criminal possession of firearm, criminal possession of controlled substance with intent to sell and third-degree menacing. The 19-year old Desiigner also known as Sidney Royel Selby II, is signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. He’s best known for his widely popular song entitled “Panda”.

According to police reports, the rapper Desiigner arrested after an incident that started in the Lincoln Tunnel around 1:00 a.m.

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In a report posted by TMZ, the people in the SUV and the driver of another vehicle began exchanging words at each other. The driver of the other car called 911 and claimed Desiigner flashed a weapon at him. The SUV left but the driver of the car took down the license plate number.

ABC7 Eyewitness News said that authorities quickly caught up with the SUV, which was described as the rapper’s white Range Rover, at East 42nd Street and Third avenue in Manhattan. Police reportedly spotted various drugs and a loaded firearm. Desiigner along with his five friends who were with him during the incident remain in police custody.

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So what’s Kanye West’s take on his rapper’s arrest? So far West has not commented on Desiigner’s arrest as of the moment, according to Inquisitr. Rapper and music producer West announced that he had signed Desiigner to his G.O.O.D. Music label. The younger rapper’s song Panda has a sample in West’s latest album, Life of Pablo.

Desiigner was reportedly working on his first album called Life of Designer. With the recent incident, however, the album may have to be put on hold.

Photo courtesy: Chaz Morgan/Flickr

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