US rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie arrested on gun and drug charges
Chart-topping US rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie has been arrested and charged over gun and drug offences.
The 25-year-old rapper, real name Artist Julius Dubose, was arrested alongside his security guard Quashaun Hagler. Prosecutors say a search of his home in Demarest, New Jersey, uncovered four handguns, ammunition, marijuana, hashish oil edibles and drug paraphernalia.
Dubose was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun and with marijuana possession; Hagler was charged with three counts of the same handgun offence, and for possession of a large capacity magazine. Dubose’s manager, Samblou Camara, was separately arrested and charged with marijuana possession. All three were not held pending court appearances.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie topped the US album chart with his 2018 album Hoodie SZN, and his two other albums have made the Top 5, with Artist 2.0 reaching No 2 in February. He has collaborated with artists including Ed Sheeran, Lil Uzi Vert, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch and 6ix9ine.