PARIS (AP) — Paris police have released rapper Lil Baby from custody after fining him for having cannabis in his car.
Paris’ prosecutor’s office made the announcement on Friday. He had been stopped along with NBA star James Harden, who was frisked but not detained.
Lil Baby’s arrest on Thursday on one of the French capital’s most upscale avenues shocked fans of both high-profile Americans, in town for Paris Fashion Week.
Plainclothes police stopped Harden, Lil Baby and his bodyguard because a strong smell of cannabis was coming from their car, according to a French police official.
The singer and bodyguard were taken into custody and released Friday morning after being handed fines.
Lil Baby will play a show at FedExForum in Memphis on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. The rapper had been scheduled to perform last year, but the show was postponed.
Tickets for the rescheduled FedExForum date will go on sale on Thursday, July 15, at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster.com and FedExForum Box Office.