News: Lil Reese Pops Off To Cops During Arrest: "This Ain't A Big Deal, I'm Gangster"

Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 8:24PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Chicago rapper Lil Reese continues to stay hot during these summer days, getting arrested for the second time in less than a month over the weekend.

According to reports, the bust went down Saturday (July 13) evening.

South Side rapper Lil Reese was arrested yesterday in the Englewood neighborhood and charged with violating his bail bond and possession of cannabis, police said. Lil Reese, 20, whose birth name is Tavares Taylor, was arrested on a sidewalk in the 6400 block of South Eggleston Avenue at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, police said. Taylor, of the 5100 block of South Wabash Avenue in the city's Washington Park neighborhood, was found with about $24 worth of cannabis, or four grams, police said. In a hearing before Criminal Court Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr., Taylor was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail. (Chicago Tribune)

The 20-year-old rapper received multiple charges related to marijuana possession.

Taylor, of the 5100 block of South Wabash Avenue, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of possession of cannabis and violation of a bail bond for a previous misdemeanor theft charge that court records said Taylor "presented false documentation to obtain" a 2006 BMW 750 Li on April 13. (CBS Chicago)

A detailed account of what Reese allegedly told cops during the arrest has surfaced.

Yeah, Lil Reese might have had a little weed in his pocket."So what?" the Def Jam rapper allegedly told Chicago police just before his latest arrest this weekend. "There's serious crime out there," he said, according to court records. "This ain't a big deal. I'm gangster." But it was enough to drag the 20-year-old Washington Park man back into bond court for the third time in three months Sunday. Lil Reese, whose real name is Tavares Taylor, was charged this time with drug possession and violating the conditions of his bail bond. (Chicago Sun-Times)

The rapper also ran into law enforcement around mid-June.

Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. set bail at $5,000 for the 20-year-old Washington Park man whose real name is Tavares Taylor. Court records said Taylor "presented false documentation to obtain" a 2006 BMW 750 Li on April 13. Neither police nor prosecutors could elaborate further on the case Sunday afternoon. Lil Reese was taken into custody Saturday in the 10100 block of S. Halsted, according to an arrest report. (CBS Local)

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