Rapper YG arrested on suspicion of robbery

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LOS ANGELES — Rapper YG was arrested by sheriff’s detectives serving a search warrant at his residence in Chatsworth Friday, and was booked on suspicion of robbery, authorities said.

The 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, was taken into custody after detectives went to the 22000 block of Zaltana Street about 4 a.m. “in the furtherance of an ongoing criminal investigation,” according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Jackson was brought to Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, where he was booked on suspicion of robbery. His arraignment was set for Tuesday in Compton, and he remained in custody on $250,000 bail Friday afternoon.

Details of the ongoing investigation were not released by the sheriff’s department.

“Of course, YG’s SUV was recently connected to a murder case,” TMZ.com reported. “We broke the story … the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. says it’s close to cracking the case, but has asked the public for an assist. As we told you, the rapper’s Escalade was involved in a high-speed chase back in July through L.A. streets — and it ended with someone in the vehicle shooting and killing a 65-year-old man on a bicycle.

“YG told us at the time … `I was nowhere near the scene of this incident and had been in a recording studio all day in Hollywood. I was there until after midnight on the Fourth of July and didn’t learn of these events until after they happened,”‘ TMZ reported.

It was unclear if Friday’s arrest was related to that case.

A couple of weeks after the shooting, a Hollywood Hills home leased by YG was raided and at least one person was arrested on a weapons charge, TMZ reported. The rapper was not present at the house during that raid.

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