Update: Young Thug looks to be out of jail as a selfie was posted to his Instagram account around noon ET. “Faster then the officers got off… #SlimeLanguage lil bitch,” he wrote.
Young Thug ran into some trouble while celebrating his 27th birthday and the release of his Slime Language project with family, friends, and fans at Dave & Buster’s in Hollywood Thursday night (Aug. 16).
According to TMZ, Thugger was arrested on a felony gun charge after law enforcement showed up to crash the party during the early hours of Friday (Aug. 17). Billboard later learned of the arrest through the LAPD.
Footage from the scene finds the ATL native being escorted out of D&B’s in handcuffs by a phalanx of officers into one of the many police vehicles stationed outside. The report goes to state that as the YSL rapper was being escorted out, a member of his team bumped into a police cruiser, prompting their vehicle to be searched. Law enforcement ended up uncovering multiple weapons and Thug is currently being held on $35,000 bond, according to LAPD records.
The listening event coincided with the release of Thug’s highly anticipated Slime Language, which dropped shortly prior to his arrest. The project enlists a number of the YSL family for assists, with standout appearances from industry mainstays Gunna, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, and Jacquees.
A rep for Young Thug had no comment.
Check out some videos captured by fans of Thugger’s arrest below.
Rapper @youngthug was arrested early Friday in Hollywood at his 27th birthday party @DaveandBusters – we’re told he’ll be released shortly from the Metropolitan Detention Center downtown. Live report at 6am @ABC7 #youngthug pic.twitter.com/ticUpd8hDI
— Josh Haskell (@abc7JoshHaskell) August 17, 2018
Smh the cops (allegedly) arrested Young Thug at his own album release party on his birthday
(Video by my little brother, narration by me) pic.twitter.com/EqaLzKVj8P
— Casey (@caseyjwheldon) August 17, 2018
WELL YOUNG THUG JUST GOT ARRESTED pic.twitter.com/4meUe64Sqr
— SOPHIE (@queenbobbypin) August 17, 2018