Rapper YG was arrested one suspicion of robbery by sheriff’s detectives serving a search warrant at his gated mansion in Chatsworth Friday.
The 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, was taken into custody after detectives went to the 22000 block of Zaltana Street about 4 a.m. “in the furtherance of an ongoing criminal investigation,” according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Jackson was brought to Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, where he was booked on suspicion of robbery and held on $250,000 bail. He was released from custody shortly after 9 p.m. Friday after posting bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Inmate Information Center.
Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Compton.
Details of the ongoing investigation were not released by the sheriff’s department.
“Of course, YG’s SUV was recently connected to a murder case,” TMZ.com reported. “We broke the story … the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. says it’s close to cracking the case, but has asked the public for an assist.
“As we told you, the rapper’s Escalade was involved in a high-speed chase back in July through L.A. streets — and it ended with someone in the vehicle shooting and killing a 65-year-old man on a bicycle.
“YG told us at the time … `I was nowhere near the scene of this incident and had been in a recording studio all day in Hollywood. I was there until after midnight on the Fourth of July and didn’t learn of these events until after they happened.”’
It was unclear if Friday’s arrest was related to that case.
A couple of weeks after the shooting, a Hollywood Hills home leased by YG was raided and at least one person was arrested on a weapons charge, TMZ reported. The rapper was not present at the house during that raid.
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