Desiigner Cleared in New York City Drug & Gun Arrest

Desiigner speaks backstage at Milk Studios
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Desiigner speaks backstage at Milk Studios on Aug. 10, 2016 in New York City.  

G.O.O.D. Music rapper Desiigner has been cleared of all charges in his September drug and gun arrest, Billboard can confirm.

The M.C. (real name Sidney Selby III) -- along with three co-defendants, Michael Davis, C.J. McCoy and Utril Rhaburn -- accepted adjournments in contemplation of dismissal, or a negotiated settlement that can result in a case being sealed or dismissed. The New York City District Attorney's Office granted the defendant's request to seal the case, according to a source.  

An NYPD spokesperson told Billboard that the "Panda" hitmaker faced gun and drug charges on Sept. 8, after police pulled over an SUV following an alleged road rage incident.

Desiigner and four other passengers were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of drugs with intent to sell. The rapper was also hit with felony criminal possession of a loaded weapon, which was dropped several days after, and menacing. 

Desiigner's attorneys told TMZ after the verdict, "We're happy he's been exonerated ... and happy with the investigation from the D.A."


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