SHELBY CO., Tenn. - Memphis rap star BlockBoy JB has been booked into the Shelby County jail and is facing several criminal charges. The rapper, whose real name is James Baker, is charged with Convicted Felon in Possession of a handgun, speeding, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana.
BlocBoy JB is scheduled to perform at the FedEx Stage at 7:20 p.m. tonight.
The rapper was detained by deputies in Shelby County Friday afternoon, along with several others, at a home near Shelby Drive and Forest Hill Irene Road.
SCSO deputies said it was part of a multi-agency investigation. Authorities said 20 people were detained from the home.