Just eleven days before the release Vic Mensa’s debut album The Autobiography drops, the Roc Nation rapper has received two years probation for driving with a concealed weapon.
Unfortunately, Mensa’s run in with the law occurred back in Feb. 2017, when he was pulled over for running a stop sign. The authorities searched his vehicle and found a gun, which was registered to the rapper. However, the gun registration paperwork wasn’t permitted by the state of California.
According to TMZ, the 24-year-old plead no contest to carrying a concealed firearm in his car and he has to pay $500 and $1,325 in restitution. The rapper also dodged jail time, but instead will receive two years of probation.
Last week during his album listening party, Mensa gave a speech on the creative process behind his upcoming project and what the album means to him during this time in his music career.
“This album is called The Autobiography. This album is really my blood, sweat, and tears, and everything that I’ve learned up to this point in life,” Vic said of his debut LP. “I kind of had to go through a lot of different things to even be able to put this album down on wax… When I talk about this album, I often say that somebody listening to it would know me better than a casual acquaintance that has known me for twenty years, if you listen to this album and really digest it. The things that I’m saying on there are so personal and real to me, but I wanted to make it in a way that everybody could relate to those situations to their own lives… This is just my story, The Autobiography.”
The Autobiography drops on July 28.