Desiigner is a free man following his arrest on drugs and weapons charges stemming from a road rage incident in New York on Thursday (Sept. 8). The Brooklyn rhymer was released without bail on Saturday (Sept. 10) after his arraignment.
According to New York Daily News, Desiigner appeared in front of a judge to addressed an incident in which he’s accused of brandishing a gun. On Thursday, the 19-year-old rapper was in the backseat of a Cadillac Escalade when he got into an argument with another driver. The man in the other car called 911 and accused Desiigner of allegedly waved a gun at him.
The victim jotted down the license plate number of the SUV and called the cops. Police subsequently stopped the vehicle and arrested the rapper and his three friends in the vehicle. Cops also searched the car and found a “large quantity of loose pills” including OxyContin, methadone and illegal steroids.
At his arraignment, Desiigner’s attorney, Adam Konta, told the judge the accusations of weapons and illegal drugs found in the car were bogus. “There’s nothing here. There’s nothing recovered, he said. “There really is nothing here.”
Konta also maintained that whoever placed the 911 call was incorrect and no gun was involved in the incident. As for the steroids found the vehicle, the rapper’s attorney told the judge it belonged to the chauffeur who’s also a bodyguard for Desiigner. Konta also produced prescriptions for the “loose pills” that were found in the car.
Prosecutors did dropped charges of felony possession of a loaded gun and felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell. However, prosecutors are sticking with charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and menacing against the 19-year-old rapper.
Outside of the courthouse, Desiigner (real name Sidney Royel Selby) didn’t seem bother by the inconvenience of being locked up for two days.
“They tried to keep me in but when you’re doing right they can’t,” he told the media. The “Panda” rapper then climbed into a waiting BMW and drove away.
Hopefully, Desiigner will count his blessings and stay out of trouble. His rap career is just getting started and he doesn’t want it to be derailed with a prison sentence. Just ask Bobby Shmurda.