Soulja Boy Arrested After Violating Parole

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Soulja Boy performs during the 2013 America's Most Wanted Musical Festival at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Sept. 1, 2013 in Laguna Hills, Calif. 

On Thursday morning (Dec. 15), Soulja Boy was arrested at his Hollywood Hills home for violating parole by having a gun in his home. 

The Associated Press confirmed the report that the rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was arrested around 7 a.m. after a search of the home. 

According to TMZ, police found a firearm inside the 26-year-old's house after receiving a Crime Stoppers tip.

In 2014, the rapper -- perhaps best known for his 2007 viral chart-topper "Crank That" and 2009's "Turn My Swag On" -- was arrested for suspicion of possessing a loaded gun in Granada Hills, Calif. After allegedly driving past a stop sign, cops stopped the vehicle, in which Soulja Boy was a passenger. The driver was booked for driving without a license while Soulja Boy was taken in for custody. He was later released on a $35,000 bail. 

Parole violation aside, Soulja Boy has also been embroiled in heated beefs with both Shia LeBeouf and Migos' Quavo.

A representative for Soulja Boy did not immediately respond to Billboard's request for comment.


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