Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs found himself in handcuffs overseas this week on an alleged rape charge.
According to reports, the bust went down a few nights ago in France.
Freddie Gibbs was arrested Thursday night in Toulouse, France on charges stemming from an alleged rape that occurred in Austria in August 2015. The Shadow of a Doubt rapper was scheduled to perform at Toulouse’s Le Rex Friday night when he was detained, forcing the cancellation of the concert. (Rolling Stone)
Gibbs’ legal muscle issued a statement once the news went viral.
“Freddie Gibbs adamantly denies the allegations that have been levied against by Austrian authorities. It makes you wonder why it took almost a year for Austrian officials to bring these charges. Freddie will be fighting the extradition request as these are nothing more than trumped up charges.” (Pitchfork)
The publicized arrest forced him to nix a concert.
Gibbs cancelled his performance at Primavera Sound in Barcelona due to the arrest. In late May, he also cancelled a show in Vienna, Austria, citing transportation issues. (Pitchfork)
Earlier this week, Freddie showed off some concert footage on social media.