by Beatrice Ambasa
July 9, 2021

American rapper and third-time Grammy-nominated artist Lil Baby was arrested in Paris and charged with transporting drugs on Thursday.

Lil Baby, 26, whose real name is Dominique Jones, has attended Paris Fashion Week events with NBA star James Harden. 

A viral video taken by bystanders showed several police officers questioning Harden and another man. Harden can be heard saying, "I don't understand."

The prosecutor's office said Harden, 31, who was also in the company of Lil Baby, was "not arrested nor placed in custody" and declined to comment further, citing the ongoing investigation.

Reports state that the police said they checked a vehicle that smelled of cannabis around 4:30 p.m. local time. Later, police shared the video on Twitter and said the search of the vehicle was justified.

The Atlanta-born rapper has been spending the week with Harden in Paris. 

The stars were photographed together on Wednesday, arriving at a Balenciaga event, and Harden has a producer credit on Lil Baby's latest record, "Voice of the Hero."