Rapper Playboi Carti arrested on drug, traffic charges in Clayton County

Jordan Carter
Jordan Carter

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Atlanta rapper Playboi Carti was arrested on drug and traffic charges Thursday after deputies stopped his Lamborghini in Clayton County, authorities said.

The rapper, whose real name is Jordan Carter, was initially stopped for an expired tag, Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said Friday in a news release.

Inside the car, deputies discovered 12 bags of marijuana, three guns, Xanax, codeine and oxycodone, authorities said.

Atlanta rapper Playboi Carti was arrested in Clayton County on Thursday after deputies discovered 12 bags of marijuana, three guns, xanax, codeine and oxycodone in his Lamborghini, authorities said.
Atlanta rapper Playboi Carti was arrested in Clayton County on Thursday after deputies discovered 12 bags of marijuana, three guns, xanax, codeine and oxycodone in his Lamborghini, authorities said.

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Another man, 21-year-old Jaylan Tucker, was arrested with Carter. Both were taken to the Clayton County Jail.

Carter is the boyfriend of Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. In November, the couple had more than $350,000 worth of jewelry stolen after someone broke into their Buckhead home, AJC.com previously reported.

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Carter was one of 10 performers featured in XXL Magazine’s 2017 Freshman Class, which consisted of up-and-coming rappers A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and XXXTentacion.

His most notable songs include “Magnolia” and “wokeuplikethis*” featuring fellow rapper Lil Uzi Vert.

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Carter was charged with marijuana possession, improperly passing an emergency vehicle and not displaying an updated decal on his license plate, court records show. He was released from jail shortly after his arrest, his manager told AJC.com on Friday.

Tucker, who has a Beverly Hills address, remains in custody on multiple drug and gun charges.

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