Soulja Boy Arrested On Concealed Weapon Charge

Los Angeles police say they have arrested rapper Soulja Boy on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon when he and another man were stopped for a traffic violation.

Police spokesman Richard French says the 23-year-old rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was a passenger in the vehicle when it was pulled around 4 a.m. in the Granada Hills neighborhood.

French said he did not have any information on the type of firearm that officers found.

Way was booked and released on $35,000 and ordered to appear in court on Feb. 20. His arrest was first reported by the celebrity website TMZ.

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Jail records did not list an attorney for the rapper, whose song “Crank Dat (Soulja Boy)” was nominated for a Grammy Award for best rap song in 2008.