Rapper Soulja Boy arrested after police find a firearm in his house

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Rapper Soulja Boy has been arrested on a suspected probation violation after Los Angeles police found a firearm in his Hollywood Hills home.

The rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning after a search of the home, according to Officer Sal Ramirez of the LAPD.

Soulja Boy at the 39th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles
(Chris Pizzello/AP)

The officer did not know what kind of firearm was found.

The rapper was sentenced to two years' probation on December 18 2014 after being convicted of carrying a loaded firearm in a public place.

Soulja Boy
(David Goldman/AP)

Soulja Boy is best known for his 2007 hit Crank That (Soulja Boy) and for his recent appearances on Love And Hip Hop.