Rapper Who Performed at ‘March for Our Lives’ Was Previously Arrested – For a Gun Crime

Rapper Vic Mensa publicly threw his support behind the current gun control movement on Saturday, performing during the “March for Our Lives” rally and calling for a ban on AR-15 rifles.

He even dedicated a song to “all the unarmed black men and women killed by police weapons.”

But after the gun control rally, an interesting detail about the rapper’s past emerged. It turns out, Vic Mensa was previously arrested — for a gun crime.

The rapper was arrested in 2017 for having a gun in his car without the proper permit in California.

He faced up to two years in jail for illegally carrying a concealed firearm, but he chose to take a plea deal. He was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine, according to TMZ.

Fortunately for him, prosecutors agreed to drop a second charge of carrying an unregistered loaded firearm.

Still, the rapper maintains that Americans don’t “need” AR-15s.

Luckily for everyone, it’s not his choice to make.