Rapper Young Thug was reportedly arrested today in his home city of Atlanta. An anonymous source close to the artist told Complex that reports of the arrest were extremely reliable and added that details were still vague. The reason for the arrest allegedly "started as a traffic violation" but may have escalated.
When contacted for comment, the Atlanta Police Deparment stated that it could not disclose information about arrests.
Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams, has been one of the most talked-about artists in hip-hop lately. His songs "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" have become viral hits, with the former cracking the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Young Thug recently said he had signed a deal with Cash Money Records.
Bloody Jay, Young Thug's collaborator on the recent mixtape Black Portland, was also arrested last Friday.
Check back for more updates about the arrest as the situation develops.
UPDATED 2/26/2014 10:40AM: Through the Fulton County, GA Inmate Records website, Complex has learned that Young Thug was charged yesterday with "Possession Of A Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Driving Without Seat Belt, Reckless Conduct, Driving In Circular Or Zig-Zag Course 'Laying Drags," and Reckless Driving. A screenshot from the site is below.