Los Angeles, CA – Rich The Kid was reportedly arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport in California around 1 p.m. local time on Monday (March 14).
According to TMZ, law enforcement took the 28-year-old rapper into custody for possession of a concealed weapon after a loaded firearm was discovered in his carry-on bag as he was going through a TSA security checkpoint. But fortunately for Rich, his stint in jail was short-lived and he was released later that evening.
In a video clip of the arrest, airport police are seen walking a mask-wearing Rich through the airport in handcuffs before he’s searched and put in the backseat of the airport police SUV awaiting him outside.
The incident is reminiscent of Juelz Santana’s airport debacle in 2018. The veteran Dipset rapper was attempting to go through New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport security when TSA agents detected a weapon in his carry-on bag.
But unlike Rich, Santana fled the premises and wound up turning himself in a few days later. Santana was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a weapon on an aircraft, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of drugs and sentenced to 27 months in prison.
Rich may be out of Los Angeles County Jail, but the LASD inmate search website states he’ll be expected in court on July 12 to face the charge.