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Lil Pump Announces On Instagram That He’s Going To Jail Over Parole Violation
Lil Pump still plans to release new music even while incarcerated, the rapper recently revealed.
It looks like Lil Pump may be spending some time behind bars, if his latest Instagram post is to be believed.
Weeks after being arrested in Miami for driving without a license, the rapper took to Instagram to announce that he’s anticipating having to complete a brief stint in jail for a parole violation.
The 18-year-old “Gucci Gang” rapper was arrested on Aug. 29 after cops noticed the license plates on the Rolls-Royce he was driving were actually registered to a Mini Cooper, the New York Daily News reports. According to the outlet, Lil Pump, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, admitted during the interaction with police to driving without a license. The arrest reportedly constituted a violation of the parole Lil Pump was placed on earlier this year after illegally discharging a firearm at his home in California, according to Variety.
In a short Instagram video on Monday, Lil Pump addressed his fans.
“Listen up y’all, I’m [going to] get straight to the point. Y’all seen what happened in Miami, I got arrested or whatever on some bullsh-t,” he said. “So I’m on probation in L.A., I just violated my [parole] so I gotta go in and do a couple of months.”
He added later, “And listen up kids: stay in school. Don’t f--k up like me.”
He’ll still be releasing new music even while incarcerated, he assured fans during the video. As for his Instagram and other social media accounts? They’ll be handled by his team during his absence, his caption stated.
Lil Pump was arrested in February after first lying to police that it was would-be robbers who fired a gun in his home. The rapper, then only 17 years old, was booked into a juvenile detention center because of the incident but was later sentenced to house arrest.
[Photo: Lil Pump performs during Lollapalooza Festival at Hippodrome de Longchamp on July 21, 2018 in Paris, France. By David Wolff-Patrick/Getty Images]