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.