BOSTON, MA – PARTYNEXTDOOR has broken his silence — albeit cryptically — on his recent arrest for alleged drug possession earlier this week.
In a since-deleted Instagram post captured by DJ Akademiks, the OVO Sound signee wrote, “The only chains on these wrists have diamonds on them. Boston was fun tonight, on my way to Philly. #SEVENDAYS out now. #PositivityTourWontStop.”
PND was on his way to Boston for his show Friday night (October 6) at TD Gardens when his bus was stopped at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge into Canada for a secondary inspection.
Authorities reportedly found PND in possession of Xanax and Oxycodone. The Canadian artist and friend Jerome Nevins were booked on charges of Seventh-Degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. They were evidently released.
PND and Nevins are required to show up at the Town of Lewiston Court for a hearing in the near future.
(The original version of this article was published on October 6, 2017 and can be found below.)
OVO Sound signee PARTYNEXTDOOR (real name Jahron Brathwaite) was arrested Thursday morning (October 5) for alleged drug possession.
Authorities say they found the drugs when New York State Troopers in Niagara County stopped a bus PND and friend Jerome Nevins were on for a secondary inspection at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge into Canada, according to WIVB. The bus was about to enter the United States.
PND was reportedly in possession of Xanax and Oxycodone, while Nevins was found with Xanax.
State Troopers were called to the bridge to assist U.S. Customs and Border personnel and the two were subsequently arrested. Both were charged with Seventh-Degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
PND and Nevins were issued appearance tickets, which require them to show up at the Town of Lewiston Court for a hearing.
The 24-year-old singer/producer just released a surprise EP, Seven Days, last week and teased the first single “Bad Intentions” at the end of September. PND is expected to perform at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday (October 6) as part of the Halsey: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom event.
HipHopDX reached out to the venue for confirmation, but has not heard back at the time of publication.