HipHollywood can confirm that that rapper DeAndre Cortez Way, aka Soulja Boy, was arrested on Thursday morning for violating probation.
The Los Angeles Police Department tells us that North Hollywood police officers arrested the Chicago native after they recovered a firearm inside his home. Way was taken into custody for violating his terms and conditions of probation stemming from a pervious loaded gun case.
According to TMZ, officers initially went to the rapper’s home after receiving complaints that the 26-year-old “had been threatening people online with guns.”
It’s unclear if the rapper, best known for his hit “Crank That” and “Pretty Boy Swag,” is still in custody.
In 2014, Soulja was arrested after for possession of a concealed weapon. The rapper was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over in Los Angeles for a routine traffic stop in which law enforcement noticed that the then-23-year-old was in possession of a loaded gun.
SB’s latest arrest comes on the heels of an ongoing feud with actor Shia LaBeouf. Earlier this month, the rapper was upset that LaBeouf mentioned him during his rap that aired on The Breakfast Club.
Soulja fired back with a threatening Instagram post suggesting Shia should stick to acting and that he is officially banned from Atlanta. “You a b***h a** n***a, you can’t never come to Atlanta, you can’t never come to the streets in the hood,” Soulja Boy said in the video. “You can never live my life, you need to stick to acting, real s**t, n***a.”
He continued, “This rap s**t ain’t for you, n***a, for real have some n***a pull up on you, f**k Shia Labeouf. N***a, f**k you talking about keep my name out your mouth, you don’t want no beef, on my mama, you better stick to acting n***a cause this s**t get real.”