Photo by Dizpmusic (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Dizpmusic (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Rapper Soulja Boy was arrested Thursday on suspicion of violating his probation after officers found a firearm at his Hollywood Hills home.

Officers found the weapon about 7 a.m. at the home of the rapper, real name DeAndre Way, in the 3200 block of Dos Palos Drive, according to Los Angeles police Officer Jenny Houser.

She did not know why officers were at the home, but TMZ.com reported that the 26-year-old allegedly made some online threats involving guns, and someone called police.

A city attorney’s office spokesman told the Los Angeles Times that Way had been arrested in 2014 in Granada Hills and was subsequently convicted of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

His two-year probation term was due to end this month, according to The Times, which reported that Way also had a drugs and weapons-related arrest in 2011 in Georgia.

—City News Service

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