On Tuesday, video (which you can see above) surfaced of newly minted Billboard Top 10 artist Lil Pump, along with Smokepurpp, handcuffed and surrounded by police in on a street corner in Los Angeles. The clip was almost immediately posted to YouTube, where it was promptly taken down, apparently by Pump's label Warner Bros.
The reasons for the takedown shifted over time. Initially, the takedown notice said the video's disappearance was due to a copyright claim from Warner Bros., but that has now been changed to the more generic "copyright claim by a third party." Complex reached out to Warner Bros. for confirmation, but has not heard back.
Early Thursday morning, Lil Pump tweeted something that appeared to refer to the situation caught in the video. "The cop pulled me over & I told him 'bitch it’s Lil Pump' & he let me go," he wrote.
The tiger-loving Pump has a huge hit on his hands with "Gucci Gang," which is the shortest track to hit the top 10 since Dickie Goodman's 1975 novelty song "Mr. Jaws."