Lil Pump was arrested this week at his home for firing a gun. But the underage "Gucci Gang" rapper doesn't seem too worried about the charges. TMZ caught the 17-year-old leaving Sylmar Juvenile Court on Thursday and he was in high spirits.
"We got rich lawyers...The best lawyers on the planet," he said. Smiling, he then showed the TMZ cameraman his new ankle monitor, as he's on house arrest following the incident. "See my ankle? House arrest!" he proclaimed, to the tune of his hit "Gucci Gang."
Pump (real name Gazzy Garcia) was arrested Wednesday night at his San Fernando Valley home. The reasons for the incident are disputed, but the "Gucci Gang" rapper claimed that he was the target of an attack. According to law enforcement, Pump's manager reported that three men were trying to open the front door of his home and the suspects fired a gun once through the door. This was information related to the manager by the rapper. Authorities did find a bullet hole in the front door. However, there were no suspects on the scene. They said that Pump had been smoking marijuana.
Upon interviewing him, they felt that the initial story had gaps in it. The trajectory of the bullet hole showed that it came from inside the home, per police. When authorities returned to the scene a few hours later with a search warrant, they found a handgun in the bushes below the balcony. The weapon was unloaded but ammo was found inside the home.
Authorities believe that Pump had fired the gun into the door. His team dismisses this and cites surveillance footage as proof.
Pump was arrested for discharging a weapon in an inhabited place. Coupled with the marijuana, authorities are now investigating Pump's mother for allegedly leaving a gun and drugs in the possession of a minor.
Pump's "Gucci Gang" has put him on the hip-hop map. As XXL reported, the song was certified platinum last month. Pump's single made history on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, as it became the shortest song to reach the Top 10 since 1975. It currently has over 527 million views on YouTube.