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Rapper Polo G busted with gun in Manhattan hotel, NYPD says

Polo G performs during the Day N Vegas hip-hop music festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Nov. 12, 2021, in Las Vegas. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California-based rapper Polo G was arrested for weapons possession after cops found a gun in his Lower Manhattan hotel room, police said Thursday.

The 25-year-old “Pop Out” rapper, whose given name is Taurus Bartlett, was staying at the Dominick Hotel on Spring Street in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday when a maid cleaning his room found the pistol.

The hotel called police, who charged Polo G with weapons possession. His arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court was pending Thursday.

Originally from Chicago, Polo G spent time in that city’s prison system before he began putting out raps and music videos online. His music quickly caught fire and he scored a record contract while still in his teens.

He’s known for his 2019 hit “Finer Things” from his debut album which cracked the top 10 on the Billboard 100. His fourth studio album came out last year.

He is best known for his song with Bronx rapper Lil Tjay, “Pop Out,” which has amassed over 80 million views on YouTube and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.


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