Sheff G, a member of the Brooklyn Drill, was reportedly detained on Saturday (July 17). According to a tweet from Akademiks, the 22-year-old Flatbush resident was arrested for second-degree felony firearms possession. His next court appearance is on August 18, and no bail has been set.
“NY Drill Artist Sheff G arrested for Gun Possession in NYC,” Akademiks wrote late Saturday night. “He’s remanded and will have to wait for a bond hearing to find out when he’ll be able to bail out. Next court hearing is August 18th.”
Next court hearing is August 18th.
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) July 18, 2021
Over the last few years, Sheff G has had a number of run-ins with the authorities. After police reportedly discovered him driving with a.45 caliber pistol during a routine traffic stop in January, the RCA Records musician was arrested on accusations of unlawful weapons possession.
Sheff G was detained on the scene and charged with three counts of criminal possession of a firearm and two driving infractions, but his team seemed sure that he would be acquitted.
“We will vigorously defend these charges,” his attorney Mitchell Elman told the NY Post. “I have no further comment at this time.”
The New York Police Department (NYPD) barred Sheff and five other musicians, including the late Pop Smoke, from Rolling Loud’s New York performance in November 2019 due to “public safety concerns.”
“It was sad that they took the opportunity away from us so we could show the world that we bigger than just being in the hood and whatever they think we doing,” Sheff said. “That’s something that’s going to better our life. So why would you want to stop us from doing that? You want to keep us where we was at before, so it is what it is, but it’s also spiteful shit.”