Lil Tjay Released On Bail After Another Arrest; Lawyer Clarifies What Happened

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Lil Tjay’s attorney Dawn Florio explained why he was really taken into custody, debunking claims of a new gun charge.

Lil Tjay is out on bail after getting taken into police custody for the second time this month.

Social media reports claimed Lil Tjay was arrested on a gun charge in New York on Thursday (January 26). His attorney Dawn Florio explained why he actually ended up in jail in a statement issued to AllHipHop on Friday (January 27).

“Lil Tjay was not rearrested for another gun charge,” Florio told AllHipHop. “He was excused from appearing in court last Friday by the arraignment judge. Another judge revoked his bond and put him back in jail for missing court on Friday even though he was told by the first judge that he did not have [to] appear.”

The lawyer added, “Lil Tjay’s family posted the bail yesterday and he is free. It is so unfortunate that he had to be jailed for something that was not his fault.”

Earlier this month, police arrested Lil Tjay while he was on his way to shoot a music video with Ice Spice. He was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon on January 16.

The Columbia Records artist, whose real name is Tione Merritt, secured his release on bail. He is due back in court on February 14.