Slim Jxmmi, one half of the duo Rae Sremmurd, was arrested Sunday in connection to a drug case. The rapper was taken into custody by Customs and Border Patrol agents upon his arrival at the Los Angeles International Airport from Canada.
TMZ reports Slim Jxmmi was brought in on an outstanding warrant stemming from a prior marijuana-related arrest. He remains in an LA jail, where he’s currently being held without bail. He will reportedly be extradited to Georgia, where he was initially charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
Jxmmi’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, has since released a statement, claiming the arrest was the result of a “miscommunication.” He claimed the rapper filed a plea in the offense and was placed on probation. As for the warrant, Sadow said it was wrongfully issued in June 2022, when the mother of Jxmmi’s child “filed a untruthful complaint with the Cobb County Police Department.” It was later dismissed, but Cobb County authorities were not made aware, thus leading to Jxmmi’s Sunday arrest.
Sadow expects the rapper will be released as soon as the warrant is withdrawn.
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