Rapper Soulja Boy was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of violating his probation after police found a firearm in his Hollywood Hills home, officials said.
Soulja Boy, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was arrested about 7 a.m. at his home in the 3200 block of Dos Palos Drive, said Officer Jenny Houser, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
It was unclear why police were called to the residence, but while officers were there, they found a firearm, Houser said. Because Soulja Boy is on probation, he is not allowed to own or possess a firearm.
The 26-year-old Chicago native was on probation for carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, according to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office. The two-year probation sentence was scheduled to end this month.
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