- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A Brooklyn rapper has been released without bail on misdemeanor charges after a gun charge was dropped.

The Daily News reports (https://nydn.us/2ctLBdP ) Sidney Royel Selby III - whose stage name is Desiigner - was released Saturday after appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court on menacing and drug possession charges.

The newspaper said Desiigner’s lawyer said claims about a gun were bogus and no weapon was found.

On Friday, New York City police said the “Panda” performer was pulled over Thursday night in midtown Manhattan after a road rage dispute in a tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey.

Police had said another driver claimed the 19-year-old rapper waved a handgun while exiting the tunnel.

Desiigner emerged from court saying, when “you’re doing right … keeping it positive, they can’t lock you down.”


Information from: Daily News, https://www.nydailynews.com

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