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Lil Baby & NBA Star James Harden Stopped By Police In Paris, Rapper Reportedly Arrested On Drug Charges

Jul. 8 2021, Published 6:09 p.m. ET

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Rapper Lil Baby is reportedly in the custody of French police after being arrested on suspicion of transporting illicit drugs.

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According to a local newspaper, authorities pulled over a vehicle when they smelled marijuana on Thursday, July 8. Police claim they found 20 grams of weed in the car and arrested the “Drip Too Hard” rapper and the other two people in the car.

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Lil Baby and NBA star James Harden were spotted around town with Kanye West during Paris Fashion Week in the past few days.

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Harden was stopped by police, but was set free without being arrested. Video surfaced on Twitter, showing the Brooklyn Nets star pleading, “I don’t understand,” as he was being frisked on the sidewalk by police while Lil Baby was being arrested.

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The 31-year-old athlete was reportedly nearby with friends while the arrest was taking place. He allegedly tried to intervene and was stopped, but eventually let go, according to ESPN.

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The baller — who is recovering from a hamstring strain — and Lil Baby recently set the internet on fire after they were ambushed by paparazzi leaving a Fashion Week event.

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Both men appeared shocked that they were getting so much attention from the photogs. “James Harden look like he picking his Son up from school,” a user tweeted, joking about the duo’s age difference.

Others commented on how one reporter mistakenly kept referring to Lil Baby as “Le Baby,” to which the rapper simply waved. “That video of lil baby and James Harden really be having me weak every time I watch it 'Le Baby,'” another user tweeted on July 8, while another wrote: “Lil Baby & James Harden friendship always makes me giggle lmao they’re such a kinda odd but perfect pair.”

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