The 27-year-old, born Herbert Randall Wright III, is now expected to appear in court for the misdemeanor gun charges at a still-undetermined date, the outlet reports.
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The Chi-town native was arrested near East Ontario Street and North Wabash Ave. Herbo frequently mentions the block in his music.
In 2018, he was similarly caught with an illegal handgun inside a limo. Herbo was also arrested in 2019 for simple battery after allegedly assaulting the mother of his child, Ariana “Ari” Fletcher.
Furthermore, Herbo was hit with fraud charges back in Dec. 2020, per TMZ.
In that case, the rapper is accused of fraudulently obtaining funds via stolen credit cards for luxury trips and even “designer puppies,” The Shade Room reported at the time.
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Meanwhile, TMZ reports that they have not heard back from the rapper and his team regarding a statement on the latest charges.
While the rapper didn’t provide any further context, the message suggests that he and his fiancée Taina Williams may have called it quits.
The two began dating in 2019, shortly after Herbo’s split from Fletcher.
In May 2021, Herbo and Taina welcomed their son, Essex William Wright. A year later, their daughter Emmy Love Wright was born.
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The rapper also shares another son, 4-year-old Yohsohn, with Fletcher.
Herbo began making a name for himself in rap in 2012 when he was featured on Lil Bibby’s “Kill S***.” At the time, Drake and Kanye West praised the duo. Additionally, Drake called them the “future of the rap game,” This Is 50 reports.
The rap icons’ co-sign led to an influx in attention, prompting the song to gain more than 53 million views on YouTube.
He’s since dropped five studio albums. His last album, Survivor’s Remorse, debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200.