Djuan Montreal Hart, better known as rapper Young Dro, was being held Monday morning in the DeKalb County jail. (Credit: DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

Atlanta rapper Young Dro shows up four hours late for court

For several hours Thursday, it seemed as though one rapper needed to change his name to “No show” Dro.

The Atlanta rapper was due in court at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for his arraignment on a theft charge, according to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. Young Dro did show up, but he was more than four hours late, a spokesman for the DA’s Office said.

The 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is Djuan Montreal Hart, was arrested in March and charged with theft by conversion, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

In February, another local hip-hop artist known as Robyn Fly allowed Hart to borrow her Cadillac CTS for what was supposed to be a few hours, she told police. But Hart failed to return it and told Fly he had been arrested by Atlanta police, the incident report states.

But Atlanta police said Hart was not in custody. Fly, whose real name is Jennifer Douthitt, reported her car stolen, and through the GPS system, investigators tracked it to an apartment complex. An arrest warrant was then issued for Hart, who was arrested March 29 and posted $2,000 bond the next day.

Hart’s arraignment was scheduled for Thursday morning. When he failed to appear, an arrest warrant was issued with bond set at $15,000, a spokesman for the DeKalb DA said. The judge later tossed out the warrant when Hart showed up, shortly after 1:30 p.m.

The rapper, who initially signed to T.I.’s label Grand Hustle Records, is best known for his 2006 release “Shoulder Lean.”

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