Desiigner Violated Pretrial Release Terms In Public Masturbation Case, He Admits

The rapper could now face unforeseen prison time.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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Desiigner's currently facing charges for exposing himself and masturbating on a plane, and his case just got a massive speed bump. Moreover, TMZ Hip Hop allegedly obtained court documents that show that the rapper reportedly admitted to violating terms of his pretrial release. More specifically, these were drug testing to prove a refusal of drug use, having no contact with alleged victims, and abstaining from drinking alcohol. This incident occurred back in April, and this alleged admission could result in the judge revoking his pretrial release and putting him in prison. Furthermore, apparently his probation officer told the court that the "Mafia Water" MC admitted this, and that he failed to attend drug testing.

However, these charges of indecent exposure were explained by the New York artist as a result of dwindling mental health. While it's never healthy or appropriate to speculate on these issues, it's certainly a factor that could affect his will or ability to participate in these release terms. As such, we wish Desiigner the best on this tough but surmountable journey of accountability and self-improvement. In fact, he checked himself into a mental health facility to deal with his problems.

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Desiigner Performing On His Birthday

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 07: Rapper Desiigner's Birthday Celebration on May 07, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

Still, apparently the 26-year-old also meant to attend counseling sessions, which the probation officer reportedly said he was unable to verify. In particular, he claimed that Desiigner hasn't done his due diligence to submit proof of these sessions and his consistent attendance of them. In addition, apparently he hasn't signed onto co-payment agreements for his drug testing. Also, the former XXL Freshman hasn't provided the probation office with a P.O. Box address for it.

Meanwhile, this legal trouble served as a backdrop to his various new music releases over the past few months. One of these was "Timmy Turner 2," a single in which he specifically tackles topics of mental health and personal struggle. With that in mind, it's at least heartening to see that these developments haven't stopped his drive to continue his career. But the issue still remains: if he can't balance the two based on these new reports, then he could face more consequences than he bargained for. On that note, check back in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on Desiigner.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.