Blueface was arrested Tuesday afternoon (November 15) in connection with a shooting last month in Las Vegas, and is expected to face multiple charges, including attempted murder.
The 25-year-old rapper, whose real name is Johnathan Porter, had warrants out for his arrest following a shooting that took place in October. 8 near Sunset Road and S. Las Vegas Blvd, according to a statement from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
LVMPD detectives apprehended the artist around 2:40 p.m., and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on warrants for attempted murder with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm at/into an occupied structure, the affidavit continued.
The department also provided Blueface’s mugshot.
Based in Los Angeles, Blueface had a commercial breakthrough in 2019 with “Thotiana”, which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Thotiana” remains his only top 40 entry, and is one of three appearances on the chart, including “Daddy”, featuring Rich The Kid (which peaked at No. 78); and “Slide,” featuring French Montana and Lil Tjay (No. 90), both from 2019.
The hip-hop artist’s debut mixtape, 2019’s Famous Crypreached No. 29 on the Billboard 200, and is one of his three entries on the chart.
That controversial rapper first gained attention thanks to, among other things, his high-pitched voice, which observers have compared to the cartoon character Courage the Cowardly Dog. A series of memes took off on YouTube, with clips of his music soundtracking the cartoon.
Blueface was in the news in August this year when his girlfriend Chrisean Rock was detained and arrested after she beat him during an argument in a bar in Arizona.