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Soulja Boy Arrested After Police Find Gun At Hollywood Hills Home

Soulja Boy at the 2015 Xbox One E3 Showcase Party. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
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Rapper Soulja Boy was arrested after a police search uncovered a firearm at his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday morning, reports the L.A. Times.

Sal Ramirez, a public information officer with the LAPD, told LAist that officers had gone to the home of Deandre Way (the rapper’s legal name) on the 3200 block of Dos Palos Drive at around 7 a.m. A search had turned up a firearm, which is in direct violation of the probation he’s currently serving. Way was then taken into custody.

According to TMZ, police were tipped off by a caller who'd reported that Way was threatening people with guns on social media. Way has apparently taken down these allegedly threatening posts on his social media, though some have been reposted elsewhere, including this video of him threatening the rapper Skrill-Dilly (warning: some might find the language offensive).

The probation stems from a 2014 incident in Granada Hills, in which Way was the passenger of a car that had ran a red light. A traffic stop revealed that Way was carrying a loaded weapon. He was booked and released after posting bail, and was later slapped with a 24-month summary probation that, among other things, barred him from owning a firearm.

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In unrelated news, earlier this month Soulja Boy had reportedly made threats against actor Shia LaBeouf, after LaBeouf had penned a freestyle rap that disparaged the rapper. Soulja Boy then posted a (since deleted) Instagram video in which he tells LaBeouf to stick to acting, and warned him from coming to Atlanta (where the rapper is largely based).