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Memphis rapper NLE Choppa arrested in Florida on burglary, gun possession, and drug charges; claims he was setup

NLE Choppa, whose real name is Bryson Lashun Potts, was arrested Sunday morning in Davie, Florida.

DAVIE, Fla. — UPDATE: Thursday, April 1, 2021--
Today, rapper NLE Choppa issued a statement on Twitter claiming he was 'setup' regarding his recent arrest.

Here is what the up-and-coming music recording star said:

“To begin when you start changing lives around you and began to stand for something deep in your purpose you become a target to a certain group of people and also the devil. During this arrest I was setup, substances were planted on me that I don't consume/use/own, my name was lied upon, and I was mistreated in the process. Every media outlet, news channel, and etc. covered this story to paint a picture on a new surface I've been working so hard to create. This case will be beat and I will walk a free man. Remember it's innocent until proven guilty not guilty until proven innocent. Asking by supporters to stand firm with me and allow God to do his work. Thank you and you y’all dearly --NLE”

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Original information:

An 18-year-old Memphis rapper faces several charges after being arrested in Florida.

NLE Choppa, whose real name is Bryson Lashun Potts, was arrested Sunday morning in Davie, Florida. According to the arrest report, he is charged with carrying a concealed firearm, possession of Xanax, possession of cannabis, and burglary of an unoccupied structure.

His single “Shotta Flow,” which was released in January 2019, went platinum and rose to No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100.