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Blac Youngsta Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta was arrested on Sunday (Oct. 11) in Dallas, law enforcement confirms to Billboard.

According to the Dallas Police Department, Blac Youngsta (born Sammie Benson) was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation around 2:40 a.m. During the stop, police found a handgun between his legs and arrested him for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. The rapper was in town for a live performance the evening of Oct. 10, an event he had advertised on his Instagram account.

Billboard has reached out to Blac Youngsta’s rep for comment.

This isn’t the first time the 30-year-old artist has found himself in legal trouble. In May 2017, Blac Youngsta surrendered himself to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office in Charlotte, N.C., after his alleged involvement in a shootout in February, The Charlotte Observer reported at the time. He was charged with five counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property and one count of conspiracy to commit discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling — all felonies.

In response to the charges against him, Blac Youngsta released the I’m Innocent mixtape in June 2017, which was followed by a 15-city tour. The charges were dropped in May 2019, according to The Charlotte Observer.

The rapper had another run-in with the law two years later. TMZ reported in September 2019 that the rapper was arrested in Houston after police pulled over a car he was riding in and found two loaded semi-automatic pistols inside a bag that he claimed was his.

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