Written by: Khalif Thompson
Today in VHipHop News, Lil Tjay, a Bronx drill rapper who was charged with felony gun possession earlier this month and captured at the Ice Spice video shoot, has reportedly been detained for the second time in two weeks due to his failure to appear in court.
Regarding Lil Tjay's most recent arrest, alias Tione Merrit, his attorney Dawn Florio issued in a statement:
“Lil Tjay was not rearrested for another gun charge. He was excused from appearing in court last Friday by the arraignment Judge. Another Judge revoked his bond and put him back in jail for missing court on Friday, even though the first Judge told him that he did not have to appear. Lil Tjay’s family posted the bail yesterday, and he is free. Unfortunately, he had to be jailed for something that was not his fault.”
At an Ice Spice video shoot in the Bronx on January 16, Tjay was first detained for felony weapons possession. When the NYPD inspected a vehicle that had been parked illegally and had Lil Tjay and four other people inside, they found four guns. Tjay was detained, but the next day he was released on bail.
According to Florio, Tjay was detained after an unauthorized search, and she can demonstrate that the illicit firearms did not belong to her client.
The next court date for Tjay is set on February 14.
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