Actress Lauren London’s rapper boyfriend Nipsey Hussle reportedly just got popped by the Burbank PD on a drug charge. All the details inside…
“U See Us” rapper Nipsey Hussle — who you likely know from being “The Game” star Lauren London’s boyfriend — was reportedly arrested in Burbank on Wednesday. The 29-year-old rapper, whose government name is Ermias Asghedom, was caught with a stash of codeine (a drug sometimes used to create a mixed drug-filled drink) after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop. He couldn’t produce a prescription for it.
The Burbank Leader states:
At 11:20 p.m., officers stopped the rapper, born Ermias Asghedom, for traffic violations and discovered an outstanding warrant for his arrest for driving with a suspended license, said Burbank Police Lt. Adam Cornils.
During a consent search of his car, officers reportedly found a bottle of codeine without a prescription label. Asghedom was reportedly unable to produce a prescription. Next to the bottle, officers found a cup of ice and a bottled soft drink, Cornils said.
The L.A. Times states this wasn’t his first arrest.
Asghedom was arrested in Hyde Park in August last year on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a police officer, just days before he was scheduled to perform in the Made in America festival, authorities said.
Nipsey was booked for allegedly possessing a controlled substance and that pesky outstanding warrant.
Meanwhile, Nipsey tweeted today that he’s definitely not in jail. But he didn’t say anything about the arrest:
Lol I’m not n jail. Stop playin. #mailboxmoneytour
— NIP HUSSLE THE GREAT (@NipseyHussle) June 26, 2015
Lol I’m not n jail. Stop playin. #mailboxmoneytour He was scheduled to have cancelled due to breach of contract by promoter.
These rap guys…
Photos: KCBS-TV/Lauren London’s IG