Chicago rapper Vic Mensa has received some good and bad news. The hip-hop artist is reportedly facing a possible yearlong stint behind bars for a recent brass knuckles arrest.

Big Facts

Vensa didn’t get charged with felony possession of brass knuckles. However, new reports claim Mensa is still dealing with a criminal charge.

Vic was officially charged this week and pled not guilty. As we first reported, Vic was busted last month in Glendale after cops pulled him over for making an unsafe turn. Remember, while they’re legal in most states … brass knuckles are banned in Cali. Now let’s get down to brass tacks … if convicted, Vic faces up to a year in county jail. (TMZ)

High-Key Details

In January, Mensa had a headline-generating run-in with cops. Law enforcement ultimately found brass knuckles in his pocket.

Police initially pulled the rapper over after he made an unsafe turn on his motorcycle and found the weapon after they patted him down. It was reportedly found in the pocket of his pants. While brass knuckles are legal in most states to carry for self-defense, they’re banned in California, which is where the arrest took place. The rapper was arrested and booked for possession of brass knuckles but was later released after he posted $20,000 bond. (The FADER)

Wait, There’s More

Recently, Vic pointed the finger at the music biz following the death of fellow Chicago rapper Juice WRLD.

Before You Go

Finally, in November 2019, Mensa showed off his cooking abilities alongside his sister. The rap artist appeared on a FUSE TV series spending quality time with his day one.