Rapper Lil Baby arrested in Paris by French police as part of drugs investigation
Written by Hitmix News on 9 July 2021
Rapper Lil Baby has been arrested in France as part of a drugs investigation.
The 26-year-old, real name Dominique Armani Jones, had been in Paris with NBA star James Harden for Fashion Week.
He was detained with one other person in the city for allegedly carrying drugs, the Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed to NBC News on Thursday.
Image: Lil Baby is being held in France over a drugs investigation
Harden, who has been seen with Jones around Paris over the past week, was not arrested.
An investigation has been opened by the city’s eighth district police precinct, the prosecutor’s office said.
Footage recorded by a bystander and posted online appears to show Harden and at least one other man having their pockets searched by police officers.
Harden can be heard in the short clip telling someone off-camera: “It’s okay. I don’t understand.”
Image: NBA player James Harden, who was seen with Lil Baby during Paris Fashion Week, was not arrested
News of the arrest was first reported by the French newspaper Le Parisien and confirmed by NBC News.
The newspaper said both Jones and Harden were among a group who were stopped by police at about 4.50pm local time after three people exited a car smelling of marijuana.
Representatives for Jones and Harden did not immediately respond to a request for comment.