Nipsey Hussle Arrested In California For Codeine Possession

(AllHipHop News) It has been a tough week for rap stars. First Diddy, then Rick Ross, and now Nipsey Hussle has been arrested. The 29-year-old rapper was detained in Burbank, California on Wednesday.

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The Los Angeles Times reports the Crenshaw representative was stopped for a traffic violation around 11 pm. Burbank police discovered Nipsey had an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Nipsey reportedly gave the officers permission to search his vehicle. He was then taken into custody after police discovered a codeine bottle without a label. The “Feelin’ Myself” rapper could not produce a prescription for the medication. Codeine is often used to make sizzurp (aka purple drank).

According to police, Nipsey (born Ermias Asghedom) was arrested for suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and the outstanding warrant. He was later released after posting $1,000 bail.

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