Former Junior Mafia
member Lil' Cease was arrested in Brooklyn, New York yesterday (April 13)
on an outstanding warrant and is being held at Rikers Island, after the rapper
missed a hearing to answer alleged probation violations.
Sources told AllHipHop.com
that the former protégé of the late Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace was
in Brooklyn with two associates, when police pulled their vehicle over for unknown
One of the men
allegedly attempted to flee but was apprehended after a brief chase. A search
of the men allegedly turned up a small amount of marijuana.
When police ran
Lil' Cease's birth name of James Lloyd, they found out he was wanted for missing
a February 8 court date regarding a violation of his probation.
The rapper was
originally charged with attempted murder for a shooting outside of a Brooklyn
deli in August of 2001.
Lil' Cease pleaded
guilty to a felony charge of criminal possession of a weapon in October of 2002
and was sentenced to 5 years probation.
at the Brooklyn Supreme Court told AllHipHop.com that the rapper failed to respond
to requests to appear at a probation hearing, resulting in the arrest warrant.
Lil' Cease made
a court appearance today, but will stay on Rikers Island until at least Monday,
when he will appear in front of Judge Abraham Gerges.
Attorneys for Lil'
Cease were not available at press time.
Lil' Cease is a
former member of the chart topping group Junior M.A.F.I.A., which featured the
late Notorious B.I.G. as well as incarcerated rapper Lil' Kim.
Kim is presently
serving a 366-day sentence in a Philadelphia correctional facility for lying
to a grand jury about her knowledge of a shoot out in front of a New York radio