Lil Baby Arrested in Paris; Charged with Transporting Drugs
The rapper Lil Baby was arrested in Paris on Thursday, July 8, for allegedly transporting drugs. According to the city prosecutor’s office, NBA star James Harden was also stopped but not detained.
A French newspaper reported that police said they checked a vehicle that smelled like cannabis at about 4:30 p.m. local time. Later, police shared the video on Twitter and said the search of the vehicle was justified.
Police reportedly could find 20 grams worth of weed inside the passenger side glove compartment, which led the rap star to be arrested.
Lil Baby, whose real name is Dominique Jones, and James Harden, have been in Paris to attend fashion week. Lil Baby had shared a series of photos on Instagram on Wednesday, July 7, of himself with Harden. The photos show that the two walking through the streets in Paris.
The rapper captioned the photos, writing: “Ball So Hard That (expletive) Crazy.” In a clip shared on social media, the two were caught off guard and seemed shocked how paparazzi found them.
Lil Baby and James Harden Relationship
Lil Baby and James Harden are best friends. They have been photographed hanging out with each other and even exchanged gifts. Their friendship is so strong that the rap star supported his best bud courtside at Brooklyn Nets games during the regular season and playoffs.
James Harden found himself an executive producer credit on Lil Baby and Lil Durk’s collaborative effort The Voice of the Heroes, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart with an estimated 150,000 total album-equivalent units earned, most of which earned by on-demand streams.
They have been in France for the last seven days partying it up for Paris Fashion Week. The two took in several shows and hit the streets with their best outfits, including a Balenciaga get-up while hanging with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. French paparazzi caught on and ambushed the famous American stars.
They walked through what appeared to be a tunnel prior to the camera flashes going off and Harden stopped midway before Baby noticed he wasn’t walking and turned around to see if they’re still heading to wherever it is they’re going. The look of uncertainty on both Harden and Baby’s faces is priceless as they awkwardly acknowledged the love the paparazzi were giving them.
While trying to avoid the cameras, James Harden and Lil Baby found time to hang out with a masked-up show during Paris Fashion Week. Yeezy was spotted seated at the show alongside the two friends, Bella Hadid and many fashion designers.
Rapper Lil Baby Arrested in Paris on Drug Charge
According to Georgia State Patrol, the rapper was previously arrested in Atlanta in 2019, after being pulled over for failing to use a turn signal, reckless driving, and fleeing or attempting to elude authorities.
A$AP Rocky knows all about issues with European law enforcement from his controversial prison stint in Sweden in 2019.
However, according to officials, Lil Baby is currently in the custody of French police as part of a narcotics investigation opened by the city’s eighth district police precinct.
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