TMZ reports that 21 went to Georgia’s Liberty County Sheriff’s Department on Friday morning (Feb. 15), and was booked for felony theft by deception. Afterwards, the rapper, who’s currently out on bond after being arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), was released on his own recognizance. He will appear in court at a later date to face the charge against him.
The felony warrant was issued after a club owner and promoter from South Georgia filed a report against the rapper after they paid him to perform at their venue back in 2016. The promoter claims that once 21 received a $9,500 advance from the promoter and pocketed the remaining $7,500 after showing up to the spot, he left without performing.
Although she filed the report and the felony warrant in October 2016, police didn’t act on the warrant until the club’s owner saw his highly-publicized arrest during Super Bowl weekend. That’s when the owner and promoter decided to pursue their criminal case against the rapper once again. The charge comes as 21 continues his battle against deportation.
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