Soulja Boy Is Now Facing Felony Gun Charges

He's looking at spending more than four years in prison, if convicted.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Soulja Boy may be busy training for his big fight with Chris Brown, but according to recent reports, a boxing match is the last thing he should be worried about.

According to The New York Daily News, the rapper is now facing two felony gun charges after authorities found an illegal assault rifle and a stolen handgun inside his home during a probation raid. The Los Angeles County District Attorney also charged the rapper — whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way — with a misdemeanor count of receiving a stolen weapon; one of the guns, a Glock 21, was previously reported stolen from a police vehicle. If convicted of these charges, Soulja Boy may spend more than four years in state prison.

Soulja was first arrested last month for violating his probation; after authorities received information about "objectionable information" the rapper shared on social media, cops conducted a surprise search in his home and discovered the illegal weapons. Soulja later posted bail, and pleaded not guilty at his arraignment yesterday. He's due back in court on February 28.

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