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NEW YORK — Rapper Yung Berg was arrested Saturday in New York after police responded to a limo driver’s complaint about a dispute with the 22-year-old rapper and another passenger, Cornell Whitfield. The Chicago native’s next court date is set for Thursday.
Yung Berg, born Christian Ward, was charged with menacing in the second degree and unlawful possession of marijuana, while Whitfield was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree and two counts of menacing in the 2nd degree, according to Jennifer Kushner, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s office.
According to reports, two bags of marijuana were recovered from Ward, while a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, which was loaded with approximately 10 rounds of ammunition, was found on Whitfield’s waistband. Bail and bond was set at $2,000 for Ward and $2,500 for Whitfield.
Ward’s attorney, Robert Kalina, said “a number of media reports have been inaccurate” about the arrest, but declined to reveal specifics other than to say, “this unfortunate incident is now a legal matter being clarified and resolved by the authorities.”
Yung Berg’s new Epic album, “Look What You Made Me Do,” hit stores Tuesday. The single “The Business” featuring Casha, is at No. 9 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart and No. 13 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally.
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