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Rapper DaBaby arrested in Beverly Hills for alleged gun possession

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(CNN)The rapper known as DaBaby was arrested in Beverly Hills Thursday for allegedly possessing a loaded and concealed handgun, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

On Thursday afternoon around 4:30, a security guard at the Gucci store called BHPD regarding “a group of males walking southbound with one male having a handgun in his waistband as seen inside the store,” according to a police statement.

Police said they made contact with the group after they entered a vehicle and were preparing to leave the area. After an investigation, police said they found a 9mm firearm.

The six-time Grammy-nominated rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a loaded and concealed firearm.

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s booking information, Kirk, 29, was released on $35,000 bond. He is expected in court on January 11.

DaBaby’s hits include “Rockstar,” “Bop,” and “Suge.” He won the BET award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist in 2020.

CNN is seeking comment from Kirk.

CNN’s Lisa Respers France contributed to this report