(UPDATE) Desiigner Gun Charges Dropped, Still Faces Possession of a Controlled Substance

Desiigner visits "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" at the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC.


Rapper Desiigner (real name Sidney Royel Selby III) has been arrested. The ‘Panda’ rapper was cuffed, along with four other people, Thursday night in NYC, after a traffic dispute near the Lincoln Tunnel. According to a new report, cops were called over reports that a white Range Rover with a passenger who allegedly flashed a firearm at another car. Police arrived, pulled the vehicle over and found loose prescription drugs, marijuana and a gun inside.


The rapper was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree with a loaded firearm, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell in plain view, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and menacing in the second degree.

The other four people were also charged with menacing with a firearm and possession of illegal substances.

As of Friday morning, he had not posted bail.

Update #2. September 10th, 2016

Reportedly, the D.A. has dropped the felony gun charge for which he was arrested Thursday night. According to a new report, no gun was found in the vehicle. The D.A. has also dropped the charge of felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell. However, pills including Oxycontin, methadone and steroids were found in the vehicle. Desiigner still faces charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and menacing. Here’s Desiigner celebrating his release.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams