According to several confirmed reports, Bronx drill rapper Lil Tjay has been arrested for the second time in two weeks for failure to appear in court about his felony gun possession charge that he caught at the Ice Spice video shoot earlier this month.
Dawn Florio, attorney for Lil Tjay, aka Tione Merrit, says about Tjay’s most recent arrest, “Lil Tjay was not rearrested for another gun charge. He was excused from appearing in court last Friday by the arraignment Judge. Another Judge revoked his bond and put him back in jail for missing court on Friday, even though the first Judge told him that he did not have to appear. Lil Tjay’s family posted the bail yesterday, and he is free. Unfortunately, he had to be jailed for something that was not his fault.”
Tjay was initially arrested for felony gun possession on January 16 at an Ice Spice video shoot in the Bronx. The NYPD searched an illegally parked vehicle containing Lil Tjay and four other individuals and uncovered four firearms. Tjay was arrested but bonded out the next day.
Florio claims that Tjay’s arrest resulted from an illegal search and that she can prove that the unlawful weapons did not belong to her client.
Tjay’s next court appearance is scheduled for February 14.