Pop Smoke was busted for allegedly transporting a stolen Rolls-Royce.
According to TMZ, the “Welcome to the Party” rapper was arrested Friday morning in New York on a federal charge of interstate transport of a stolen 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith.
Law enforcement sources say that Pop Smoke met the owner of the car at an L.A. recording studio in November. In exchange for giving the owner the VIP treatment at a future show, he agreed to let him use the vehicle in an upcoming music video. The car’s owner told Pop Smoke to return the car the next day. When the vehicle went unreturned, the owner tracked it to Arizona using GPS and reported it stolen.
COURTROOM CHRONICLE: In #EDNY, Canarsie Rapper Pop Smoke / Bashar Jackson Is Indicted For Allegedly Transporting Stolen Rolls Royce, As Inner City Press Seeks Comment From @PopSmoke10 https://t.co/sRCqjXkI6M pic.twitter.com/PKhg4dnFlv
— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) January 17, 2020
In December, the owner noticed the Rolls in one of Pop Smoke’s social posts with a location tagged in New York. The post has since been deleted.
Pop Smoke was arrested at JFK Airport after returning from Paris Fashion Week. He is set to be arraigned Friday afternoon in Brooklyn.