Rapper DaBaby arrested in Beverly Hills for alleged firearm possession

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Friday, January 8, 2021
DaBaby arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles.
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Rapper DaBaby was arrested in Beverly Hills Thursday after he allegedly carried a concealed weapon into a store, police said.

DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, was walking on Rodeo Drive with a group of men when security called police, claiming that someone from the group had a "weapon in his waistband" while in a store, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

The group was detained around 4:45 p.m. when they returned to their vehicle. After police investigated, the 29-year-old rapper, known for hits like "Suge" and "Rockstar," was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

Police said the other men detained were released at the scene.

DaBaby was released on a $35,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear back in court March 25.

The rapper has been nominated for six Grammys, including Record of the Year.