G Herbo, the renowned rapper from Chicago, recently faced legal issues when he was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm in his hometown. The incident took place on Sunday, July 9, when he was pulled over by authorities around 5:45 p.m. He has since been released on bail and will have to appear in court at a later date.
This arrest comes after G Herbo made headlines last year for a $1.5 million fraud case. Speculation arose earlier this year suggesting that the rapper could avoid jail time if he pleaded guilty to several charges, including aggravated identity theft, wire fraud, and conspiracy. Negotiations between Herbo’s legal team and the prosecution began in May 2021, and if an agreement is reached, some of the charges, such as the mandatory two-year minimum sentence for aggravated identity theft, may be dropped.
The charges stem from a scheme that allegedly occurred from March 2016 to December 2020. The scam reportedly involved various organizations, including private jet companies, commercial airlines, and luxury rental businesses.
Despite these legal challenges, G Herbo has achieved significant success in his music career. He has released five solo studio albums, with his latest album, “Survivor’s Remorse,” reaching the impressive No. 9 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Additionally, in May, the rapper announced the launch of his nonprofit organization, Swervin’ Through Stress, which focuses on promoting mental health awareness within the African American community.
Speaking about the initiative, G Herbo expressed his desire to create a safe space where people can openly discuss their struggles. He emphasized the importance of relating to one another and supporting each other through difficult times.
However, G Herbo’s legal troubles have undeniably cast a shadow over his musical accomplishments. Prior to this recent arrest, he was previously taken into custody in 2018 for illegal gun possession and in 2019 for simple battery following an alleged altercation with his child’s mother, Ariana “Ari” Fletcher.
It remains to be seen how these legal matters will unfold for G Herbo, but his music and his dedication to mental health awareness continue to resonate with fans. The rapper’s journey serves as a reminder that even in the face of adversity, it is possible to find success and make a positive impact in the community.