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HipHollywood can confirm that rapper Tory Lanez has been arrested on felony gun charges.

Lanez, who is expected to perform on Saturday during the Coachella Valley Music Festival, was taken into custody on Wednesday in Florida after police found a hand gun and weed in his car.

The Miramar Police Department tells HipHollywood that the Canadian rapper was pulled over for a routine traffic stop when they discovered Lanez had an invalid license.

We are told that officers then searched the car after noticing a “strong odor of marijuana. Upon further investigation, officials found “less than 20 grams” of weed in the glove box. We are told officers also found a “concealed loaded unholstered firearm” in the center console.

Daystar Peterson, the rapper’s legal name, was taken to the Broward County Main Jail, where he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon-firearm, possession of cannabis, failure to register vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with invalid license and failure to show proof of insurance.

Lanez later posted $1,000 bond.

HipHollywood reached out to the artist’s rep, but so far, no word back.

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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