Lil Zay Osama Arrested On IG Live After Allegedly Leaving Machine Gun In Uber
Brooklyn prosecutors presented lyrics in court in which the Chicago rapper describes a gun similar to the one he left behind.
Lil Zay Osama was denied bail by a Brooklyn federal court judge after the rapper was arrested for allegedly leaving a retrofitted machine gun in an Uber. He inadvertently documented his arrest on IG Live.
According to the New York Post, Brooklyn federal prosecutors claimed the car’s driver noticed that Zay was holding a weapon when he picked up the Chicago rapper and his friends from a hotel in Manhattan. Upon arriving at their destination, a studio in Queens, Zay is said to have left the weapon in the back seat.
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The Uber driver immediately contacted the police to report the abandoned weapon, a Glock 22.40 which had been enhanced with a “switch” device, which gives the gun rapid fire capability like a machine gun. Lil Zay Osama mentioned such a weapon in his 2021 song, “Danny Block,” rapping: “Ayy, I just got a brand new Glock/ With a fifty and a switch.”
Prosecutors presented the song’s lyrics — which also include the line: “I hope this song right here don’t get in the hands of the feds” — as part of their argument against allowing the artist to be released on bail while awaiting trial.
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Lil Zay Osama happened to be on Instagram Live on Thursday (September 29) as he was approached by NYPD officers and placed in custody. In a clip since reposted by several other IG users, he can be heard asking “What’s happening?” as he seemingly walks outside of a building.
He proceeds to tell one of the officers that he’s on Live, while asking if someone can grab his phone, at which point a policeman stops the livestream.
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