Lil Yachty was stopped by police on September 21 on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta. The rapper was seen in a white Ferrari at the time. According to eyewitnesses, he was speeding down on wet roads and was sooner arrested and charged with driving over 150 mph down an Atlanta Interstate. This is not Yachty’s first incident with a Ferrari in Atlanta. The 23-year-old rapper was taken to the Atlanta City Jail and his Ferrari was handed over to a close friend. He was charged with reckless driving and speeding in excess of maximum limits.
Representatives for the rapper and the Atlanta police did not directly respond, although Yachty was probably released on bond: He posted a photo on Instagram Monday saying, “I’m not in jail.”
Just recently during the previous month, Lil Yachty performed at a socially distanced drive-in concert at Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive-In. In May, he took part in the protest against police violence and George Floyd’s death and has been using his social status to bring awareness to the situation. The rapper also posted a video of himself saying to fellow protesters, “I feel like we gotta stand for something or we’ll fall for anything, you know what I’m saying?” With the caption “I am no different from the next man. Every voice matters and must be heard.”
A little background information on Lil Yachty
Signed to Quality Control/Capitol Records/Motown Records, the 22-year-old rapper broke into the mainstream from the Atlanta rap scene four years ago with his extraordinary single “One Night” and debut mixtape, 2016’s “Lil Boat.”
Before Lil Yachty’s driving incident many rumors we’re being spread about him having a new boo in his life.
In September 2020, rapper Lil Yachty posted a video to TikTok that had fans all riled up — and all but convinced he and TikTok star Addison Rae were dating. Tiktok star Addison Rae and Lil Yachty have not officially confirmed or denied dating rumors yet.