Rapper YG was arrested on the morning of Friday, January 24, at his home in Chatsworth after sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant on the home. The rapper was taken into custody and transported to Men’s Central Jail where he was booked on robbery charges.
The details of the alleged crime were not disclosed, though YG was only in police custody for 4 hours before he was released on $250,000 bail.
Robbery is covered under California Penal Code 211 PC and is described as taking personal property from someone else’s person or immediate presence, against the victim’s will, through the use of force or fear. Robbery is always charged as a felony in California.
The penalties of the crime depend on the charges and the circumstances of the case. The crime is divided into two parts – first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery. First-degree robbery is charged when any of the following are true:
The victim is a driver or passenger of a bus, taxi, cable car, streetcar, trackless trolley, subway, or other transportation for hire. Or if the robbery takes place in an inhabited house, boat, or trailer, or if it takes place while or immediately after the victim uses an ATM.
The penalties for first-degree robbery include formal probation, three, four, or six years in California state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
Second-degree robbery is any robbery that does not meet the criteria for first-degree robbery. The penalties include felony probation; two, three, or five years in state prison; and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
This is not the first time that sheriff’s deputies have served a search warrant at the rapper’s home. In July of 2019, deputies served a search warrant at the rapper’s home after one of his vehicles had been involved in a chase and shootout involving deputies. An innocent bystander was killed as a result of the incident.
The rapper was not in the area at the time the crime occurred, and was not charged in relation to it. According to the rapper, he was in the studio in Hollywood all day long on the day that the chase and gunfight occurred.