Rapper Fredo Bang was arrested in Miami on an order to defect from Louisiana.
The musician, whose real name is Fredrick Dewon Thomas Givens II, is said to have been placed in the Knight Turner Guildford Correctional Center, after being wanted for a crime charge in Louisiana, where he originally lived.
It is currently unknown what suspicions he was arrested on.
The 25-year-old was scheduled to perform at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami Gardens on Friday, it is unclear if he will still appear at the event.
Givens’ arrest comes a day after one of his rap collaborators, Lit Yoshi, was also arrested in Miami on a foreign warrant.
Yoshi, whose real name is Mieyoshi Edwards, is wanted by police for attempted murder in St. Tammany, Louisiana.
Both artists are members of the hip hop group Top Boy Gorilla, who were once involved in a feud with rapper YoungBoy from Louisiana, whose real name is Kentrell Gauldren, a member of the NBA group.
Authorities believe the feud between the two groups may be related to Gauldren’s 2019 shooting at Trump Beach Resort near Miami, in which he was injured by someone in a passing car.
Gauldren’s girlfriend was also shot and wounded, and three bystanders were also injured. A stray bullet killed 43-year-old Mohamed Jradi.
A Louisiana judge previously ruled in February that evidence of the shooting could be used against Edwards, who at the time was awaiting trial for a Baton Rouge murder case.
However, it is not clear whether Edwards or Givens was directly involved in the incident, and there have been no charges related to the shooting.
Givens was previously arrested for attempted second-degree murder in 2016 and later served two years in prison for the charge before being released in 2018.
His pardon is expected to end in 2023.
As a rapper, Givens released his debut album, Most Hated, in April 2020, and he also released his most recent mixtape, In The Name Of Gee, last September.
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