James Harden and Lil Baby had caused quite a stir with the paparazzi after appearing together at the Paris Fashion Week yesterday.
This news follows their excursion to one of the biggest fashion destinations on the planet. Harden and Baby were stopped and frisked by Parisian police officials in the afternoon hours today. It transpired that Baby was carrying over 20g of weed, which is banned in France.
Consequentially, the Atlanta-based hit rapper was taken into custody by police authorities. Harden, meanwhile, was found to have no weed in his own possession, so he was let go by the police department. It didn’t take long for major networks to pick up this piece of news.
Lil Baby has been arrested in Paris for transporting narcotics after 20 grams of weed was found in the glove compartment of the vehicle he was riding in. James Harden was also with him but was let go by police. pic.twitter.com/1LRaVBfR9p
— Rap Alert (@rapalert3) July 8, 2021
Given the intersection between weed and American hip-hop and sports culture, there was a huge outbreak of reactions. People couldn’t quite believe that Harden had had such a close shave for carrying drugs or having a friend do it.
NBA fans react to Lil Baby and James Harden getting apprehended by Paris police
It doesn’t take much to get NBA fans in trigger-happy mode with their clicks and Twitter reactions. Given the history between Baby and Harden and their whole partying schtick, this was fresh pasta for solid content.
Fans outdid each other in their attempts to caricature this event in their own separate ways. People brought out all the classic sitcoms in their attempts to make the best and most hysterical gifs.
Will Lil Baby be charged as an adult?
— Reggy (@Reidaliscious) July 8, 2021
Lil Baby def took this one for the team. James passed him his bag. Nobody blame rappers for paraphernalia, but NBA star busted won’t sit well.
— Shaw Athletics Group (BlackOut) (@shawathletics) July 8, 2021
James Harden: I’m playing in the Olympics
Lil Baby: but what about our trip to Paris???
James Harden: I am withdrawing from the USA Olympic basketball team pic.twitter.com/lHso6MbZD2
— Jay Pea (@jay_pea619) July 8, 2021
Lil Baby: “Damn bro we goin to jail”
James Harden: pic.twitter.com/skXQM5ycVG
— Trell (@_Metrell_) July 8, 2021