Police arrested rapper Blueface as he was walking into a Las Vegas courthouse Wednesday on a new charge of robbery, his lawyers confirmed
Last November, Las Vegas Metro police arrested the 26-year-old Los Angeles-based performer, whose real name is Johnathan Porter, on an attempted murder charge. A judge later released him on $50,000 bail.
While walking into court for a preliminary hearing on that charge, While he was in the courthouse, he was arrested for the robbery charge. The details of the charge were not available as of Wednesday evening.
Porter was taken into custody on the new charge, his attorneys Lisa Rasmussen and Kristina Wildeveld said.
“We do not have any information about the new case but we are told that this involves taking a cell phone from a woman at the Palms casino. We look forward to defending him in court in both of these cases.”
his attorneys told the outlet
According to the Clark County Detention Center website, he is being held on $20,000 bond for the charge.
His next hearing will be Thursday for the robbery charge. His next hearing for the attempted murder case will be June 14.
The 26-year-old currently has an active criminal case, where he is facing an attempted murder charge, from an incident that happened back in November near a Las Vegas-area Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles.
Police have accused Porter of shooting at another man outside of a gentlemen’s club in October 2022.
The shooting victim said he was shot outside of Euphoric Gentlemen’s Club on Windy Road off the Las Vegas Strip, documents obtained last year said. The victim said he recognized Porter in the venue and had spoken “with him earlier in the night.”
Police have accused Blueface of firing a gun into a car outside a Sin City club on Oct. 8, 2022. Blueface faces at least two civil cases related to the alleged shooting. Porter’s attorneys have asked a judge to pause that civil case as his criminal proceedings move forward.
Video of the incident later surfaced that appears to show Blueface and his entourage leaving the establishment when a truck quickly pulls up next to them.
Someone in Blueface’s team runs up to the vehicle and it speeds off. Blueface then appears to shoot at the vehicle.
According to police, the man in the truck was confronting the group after reportedly being beaten up by some people in Blueface’s camp earlier that night.
Blueface was released on bond a few days after his arrest. He later commented that he’d forgotten about the whole incident until he was arrested.