Memphis, TN – BlocBoy JB (real name James Baker) was arrested at a Shelby County courtroom in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday morning (February 28). According to FOX13, the 22-year-old rapper was wanted on charges of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and theft of property.
JB showed up around 9:45 a.m local time with his attorney. He was quickly searched and taken into custody.
According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office website, JB was booked into the county jail around 11:12 a.m. local time.
Promo Marketing Magazine reports JB’s arrest warrant over the weekend led to the Memphis Grizzlies’ decision to axe its Jarren Jackson Jr. bobblehead promotion. The franchise believes Jackson’s affiliation with JB isn’t a good look for the team.
The figure was modeled after a dance JB made famous.
REMINDER: Jaren Jackson Jr. ‘Shoot Dance’ Figure giveaway postponed for later date.
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— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) February 22, 2019
Jackson’s connection to JB also includes footage of him dancing to “Shoot” and the Grizzlies periodically using the video as in-game entertainment.
JB’s bond is set at $50,000. He currently remains in custody as of publication time.