A Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman claims Waka Flocka Flame was recently arrested because he violated his probation by leaving the state without authorization.
According to reports, Waka left Georgia state lines earlier this month.
Atlanta-area rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s arrest was linked to him leaving the state without permission. The performer, whose real name is Juaqin James Malphurs, was arrested March 16 for violating the terms of a probation sentence resulting from a felony conviction. Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sharmelle Brooks told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday that the arrest was because Malphurs left the state without reporting to his probation officer. (WRCB TV)
Talking with radio host Kelson The Urban Informer last weekend, Flocka briefly discussed his short stint in a Georgia jail.
“Yeah man, I’ll be in Baltimore [on] Wednesday, to turn that up too,” Waka said assuring fans of his release from jail. “I don’t know why these folks think they locked me up for a very long time. I only been there for like two and a half days. That’s a long time to them, I’d hate to see where my life’d be. Yeah [I was Tweeting from jail.] Oh yeah, I was on that. When the guard was coming, he was telling me I was getting out.” (92 Q)
Last week, reports showed that the rapper was jailed for roughly 48 hours.
Waka Flocka Flame, whose real name is Juaquin James Malphurs, had been taken into custody Tuesday for violating probation. He had previously been convicted of possession of a sawed-off shotgun. It was not immediately known what the probation violation had been, or why he had been released. Malphurs, 23, was released Thursday evening from the jail, just in time for a performance tonight in Gainesville, Fla. (Macon News)
The terms of his arrest were not initially known, although speculation began to develop.
Gucci Mane affiliate Waka Flocka Flame arrested yesterday in Houston for probation violation. Reasons for the arrest are unknown, but Waka Flocka Flame originally recieved probation for possessing a sawed off shotgun. (MOG News)
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