News: Young Money Protégé Arrested Driving Justin Bieber's Whip
Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 12:24PM
Weeks after Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator revealed he was the so-called reckless driver in pop singer Justin Bieber's luxury whip, Young Money's Lil Twist has now been arrested on alleged DUI behind the Canadian star's wheel.
According to reports, the arrest took place early Thursday (July 11) in California.
Lil Twist, whose real name is Christopher Lynn Moore, was believed to be under the influence of a substance when police stopped the chrome Fisker Karma at 3:30 in the morning. He was taken to a nearby police station and booked on a charge of driving under the influence. Lil Twist did not appear drunk, the gossip site reports, suggesting he may have been under the influence of drugs. (NY Daily News)
No stranger to law enforcement or the Biebs, Twist ran into issues in late May.
It isn't the first time the carefree rapper has been pulled over driving one of Bieber's cars. He was stopped on May 29 leaving Bieber's Calabasas neighborhood in his famous friend's white Ferrari. Before that, on New Year's Day, paparazzo Chris Guerra was struck and killed by a car as he tried to score a photo of Bieber's Ferrari, which had been pulled over by cops. Guerra had said he saw Bieber, 19, smoking marijuana earlier in the day and thought the singer was in the car. It turned out Lil Twist was the one driving, and Bieber wasn't with him. (New York Daily News)
Last month, Tyler, the Creator came clean about being the person responsible for getting Bieber some bad press after driving his car.
Tyler, the Creator tells TMZ ... he was definitely driving Justin Bieber's Ferrari on the day of the confrontation with Keyshawn Johnson ... but insists he never burned rubber or endangered kids. Tyler was at a MySpace party at the El Rey Theater in L.A. last night when at first he joked that he was "whipping" JB's ride through the streets of Calabasas on the day of the Memorial Day weekend encounter. But Tyler quickly clicked into serious mode ... telling TMZ, "Nah, I wasn't whipping ... I was driving nicely." He also insisted he has concern for pedestrians when he's behind the wheel. (TMZ)
Recently, Young Money's Flow was arrested on a first-degree murder charge.
New Orleans rapper Widner DeGruy, 21, who performs as Flow and was signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label in 2012, has been booked with attempted first-degree murder in Chalmette and two counts of armed robbery, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann said Tuesday evening. DeGruy, also known by the nickname Esho Hero, was arrested in the Oakland, Calif., area recently by a U.S. Marshal's task force and was returned to Chalmette on Thursday for prosecution after waiving extradition, Pohlmann said. DeGruy had fled to California after arrest warrants alleged that he had shot at, and narrowly missed, an eastern St. Bernard man he knew on April 29. He allegedly had beaten and robbed that man and another eastern St. Bernard man of cash and their cellphones, Pohlmann said. (NOLA)