Waka Flocka Flame was arrested in Queens, New York on Saturday (July 23), but has been set free today MTV has learned. The NYPD confirmed that Waka Flocka was cuffed and taken in for Criminal Possession of Marijuana.
Waka, who represents Atlanta, but was born in Queens was arrested in the parking lot of the Coliseum Mall in Queens. Flocka has since been released and seemingly not charged with any crime. At approximately 5 p.m. ET, the rapper tweeted,
“I’m finna jump on my flight 2 Kc ....... sorry 2 da whole m town 4 not coming I had spend a nite n jail with no charge #onlybecauseirap.”
Followed by, “Can’t no 1 stop with GOD got planned 4me know that.”
Tonight Waka is scheduled to perform in Kansas City, MO at the Midland Theatre.
On August 9, the Brick Squad Monopoly rapper will be releasing his Ferrari Boyz album, a collaboration LP with Gucci Mane. Led by the the single “She Be Puttin’ On,” the 15-track album album also features Tity Boi, Rocko, Frenchie, Slim Dunkin and Wooh Da Kid.
Last year the rapper rose to prominence thanks to his breakout singles “O Let’s Do It,” “Hard in da Paint,” “No Hands” and “Grove St. Party” all from his debut LP Flockaveli.