'F**k Trump' rapper YG arrested in Las Vegas after alleged robbery

  • 14/07/2018
YG at the 2018 BET awards.
YG at the 2018 BET awards. Photo credit: Getty

YG, the rapper behind the song 'F**k Trump', has been arrested in Las Vegas after allegedly stealing a piece of jewellery.

The rapper was in court on Thursday (local time) charged with felony robbery for the event and was relased after posting a US$20,000 (NZ$29,573) in bail, according to TMZ.

He's also facing a lawsuit for US$250,000 from the victim, who alleges he was beaten before part of his necklace was taken.

It's believed the incident took place on a May morning at around 4am when a man, angry at being denied a picture with YG, told him he wasn't a real celebrity.

Surveillance video from inside the hotel reportedly shows YG retaliating by yanking the man's chain off his neck.

The pendant from the chain, believed to be worth between US$3000 and US$9000, fell to the ground and YG is said to have taken it.

YG's debut album My Krazy Life debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 2014.

He released the song 'F**k Trump' before the election 2016 with frequent collaborator Nipsey Hustle. In the song, he predicted reality TV star Donald Trump was going to crash the US if he was elected as president.