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Rapper YG Arrested On Robbery Charges In Raid At Chatsworth Home

CHATSWORTH (CBSLA) — Rapper YG was arrested early Friday morning on robbery charges in a police raid at his Chatsworth home.

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U.S. rapper YG arrives for Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

The 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, was taken into custody when Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at his home at about 4 a.m. in the 22000 block of Zaltana Street.

The sheriff's department did not provide any details on the criminal allegations.

The rapper was scheduled to perform at a tribute for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle in Sunday's Grammy Awards Ceremony at Staples Center, though it was unclear if he would be released from jail in time.

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Police patrol outside the leased Hollywood Hills house of Rapper YG, after Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives served a search warrant in connection with a deadly shootout that took place earlier this month in Compton, California on July 18, 2019. The rapper YG was not at home during the search. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Back on the night of July 3, 2019, a Cadillac Escalade registered to YG was involved in a deadly gun battle and pursuit with L.A. County Sheriff's deputies which wound its way from Compton to Inglewood. An innocent 65-year-old man was struck and killed by the crossfire on a Compton street during the running gunfight. It was not immediately clear if he was killed by gunfire from the suspects or the deputies.

One suspect was captured, but another was believed to have escaped.

YG has claimed he was not involved in the chase, stating that he was in a Hollywood recording studio at the time.

A few weeks later, on July 18, deputies raided a Hollywood Hills home leased by YG. One person was arrested, and several more people were detained. YG was not home at the time.

After booking, a charge for reckless driving was added.

YG bonded out of Los Angeles County jail Friday night. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

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