Lil Tjay recently took to Instagram Live while being detained and eventually arrested by the police in New York City. On the afternoon of June 6, Lil Tjay went live on Instagram. However, it was not the typical live video. Instead of engaging with fans on the platform, the Bronx rapper provided them with a firsthand view of a traffic stop. Then, they got a front row seat to his subsequent handcuffing and removal by law enforcement.
In the Instagram Live video, Lil Tjay can be seen defiantly interacting with the police officers. Standing next to his car, he tells the officers not to touch him. He also questions the reason for his arrest. Despite an officer’s instruction to turn around, the rapper refuses. Lil Tjay states that he doesn’t know what’s in the car and denies the presence of a firearm. Eventually, multiple officers restrained and handcuffed him after a brief struggle.
Lil Tjay’s Recent Run-ins With The Law
Last summer in New Jersey, Lil Tjay was involved in a shooting incident. There, the rapper was reportedly shot multiple times during an attempted robbery. Following that, he has had several encounters with law enforcement. In January, he was arrested for alleged gun possession. This happened while he was on his way to a music video shoot. Two weeks later, he was arrested again for missing a court hearing. In May, he faced another arrest related to previous gun charges. Those charges stemmed from the shooting incident in 2022.
This new run-in occurred shortly after the rapper almost got involved in a backstage altercation at Hot 97’s Summer Jam on June 4. Videos from the incident captured the rapper being restrained by his security team as he demanded to be released to confront someone off-camera. Shortly after the June 6 incident, Lil Tjay’s lawyer confirmed that he was, in fact arrested. “Lil Tjay was arrested by the police in New York City while he was on Instagram Live. He was filming a snippet for a music video. My client was not arrested for firing a loaded firearm or possessing a loaded firearm. The arrest charge was Reckless Endangerment.” What do you think of the rapper’s police run-in? Let us know in the comments!