U.S. rapper Lil Baby arrested in Paris for carrying cannabis – source

The BET Awards in Los Angeles
FILE PHOTO: Lil Baby poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the BET Awards at Microsoft theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 27, 2021. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

July 9, 2021

PARIS (Reuters) – French police arrested U.S. rapper Dominique Jones, who goes by the name Lil Baby, for allegedly carrying cannabis, a judicial source said on Friday, confirming an earlier report by AFP.

Lil Baby was arrested on Thursday afternoon and has been kept in custody since, the source said. He was with NBA basketball player James Harden at the time of his arrest.

Harden was not taken into custody and is not suspected of any crime.

Lil Baby came to Paris for its fashion week and attended Balenciaga’s couture show on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Tangi Salaun; Writing by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)