Rapper YG has been hit with two new felony charges relating to an alleged robbery inside a Las Vegas hotel earlier this year.
On September 7, a grand jury came back and indicted YG (real name: Keenon Jackson) and hit him with two additional felony charges over the May 2018 incident.
YG was originally facing only one charge of felony robbery but following the grand jury, the rapper is now facing three felonies, including grand larceny and larceny from a person.
The grand larceny and robbery charges carry a maximum punishment of 10 years each.
The rapper is set to be arraigned later this month.
In July, the rapper was arrested and booked after turning himself into Vegas cops. A warrant had been issued for his arrest after he was officially charged with felony robbery. The rapper posted $20,000 bail and was released from custody.
The alleged victim, Benjamin Naderi, sued YG and The Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas over the incident.
Naderi claimed he saw the “Big Bank” rapper at the Cosmopolitan and when he went up to ask for a photo, YG refused and started to get upset with him. When he went to walk away, Naderi claims he heard the rapper tell his entourage to “get him.”
He claims YG’s crew then surrounded him and held him down and repeatedly punched him. Naderi then claimed YG walked up and yanked off his gold chain and diamond pendant.
He accused the men of then fleeing the scene before anyone responded.
Naderi sued YG for assault, battery and theft and the Cosmo for not providing adequate security at the hotel. The lawsuit is seeking in excess of $250,000 in damages.
On August 24, the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas filed court docs demanding to be dismissed from the lawsuit.
The casino denied each and every allegation they did anything wrong. They accused Naderi of being negligent and careless on the night in question and contributed himself to any of his alleged injuries.
They claim the alleged injuries were also caused by third parties, such as YG, who they had no control over.
The lawsuit remains ongoing.