Polo G Addresses Getting Arrested In Miami Following Traffic Stop

The ‘Hall of Fame’ album creator is out on bond.

One minute, Polo G (born Taurus Bartlett) is celebrating the release of his Hall of Fame album at a party in Miami. Not long after the function, the Chicago-raised rapper was in police custody.

On Saturday, Bartlett was arrested in Miami-Dade County on multiple charges, including battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and criminal mischief. He was supposedly in a vehicle that was pulled over around 12:30 am.

Authorities claim Polo G got into a scuffle with Officer Brandon Carrero while being detained and threatened to kill the arresting cops. The encounter was reportedly captured on body cameras and surveillance cameras.

Polo G later took to Twitter to release a statement about the situation. On June 13, the 22-year-old entertainer tweeted, “1 of the officers told us they [were] on us since we got off our jet… They [playing] foul in Miami and [that] s### been like that for a minute.”

Apparently, Polo’s 16-year-old brother was at the scene as well. Additional individuals are said to be facing charges such as resisting an officer without violence and disorderly conduct, but the Miami Police Department only acknowledged a male juvenile was involved in the incident.

In addition, Polo G’s mother/manager, Stacia Mac, addressed her son’s arrest. She insisted her children were profiled that night by law enforcement for “driving while Black.”

On Saturday, Stacia Mac tweeted, “None of these charges would be possible if the POLICE did not make contact with my son Polo G!!! He was NOT the driver. He was a PASSENGER in a professionally licensed vehicle with security. He was moving [smartly] and correctly. What more could he have done.”

Bartlett was released from the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on a $19,500 bond. The Capalot leader has been posting on his Instagram Story over the last day. Stacia Mac also shared videos of Polo G on her Instagram page.

Polo G dropped his third studio LP, Hall of Fame, on June 11. The project hosts the Billboard Hot 100 #1 single “Rapstar” as well as “No Return” with the Kid Laroi and Lil Durk, “Gang Gang” with Lil Wayne, “For the Love of New York” with Nicki Minaj, and other tracks.