Rapper Lil Baby arrested in Paris as part of drugs investigation

Rapper Lil Baby has been arrested in France as part of a drugs investigation.

The 26-year-old, real name Dominique Armani Jones, had been in Paris with NBA star James Harden for Fashion Week.

He was detained with one other person in the city for allegedly carrying drugs, the Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed to NBC News on Thursday.

Rapper Lil Baby has been arrested in France
Image:Lil Baby is being held in France over a drugs investigation

Harden, who has been seen with Jones around Paris over the past week, was not arrested.

An investigation has been opened by the city’s eighth district police precinct, the prosecutor’s office said.

Footage recorded by a bystander and posted online appears to show Harden and at least one other man having their pockets searched by police officers.

Harden can be heard in the short clip telling someone off-camera: “It’s okay. I don’t understand.”

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NBA player James Harden, who was seen with Lil Baby during Paris Fashion Week, was not arrested
Image:NBA player James Harden, who was seen with Lil Baby during Paris Fashion Week, was not arrested

News of the arrest was first reported by the French newspaper Le Parisien and confirmed by NBC News.

The newspaper said both Jones and Harden were among a group who were stopped by police at about 4.50pm local time after three people exited a car smelling of marijuana.

Representatives for Jones and Harden did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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