Rapper Desiigner was ordered to register as a sex offender for his mid-flight masturbation case.
The judge ordered the “Panda” rapper to register as a sex offender going in addition to the other conditions of his 2-year probation such as participating in a psychiatric evaluation and drug testing, according to TMZ.
He was also barred from owning or possessing firearms and was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service.
Who is Desiigner?
Sidney Royel Selby III, known professionally as Desiigner, was born on May 3, 1997, in Brooklyn, New York City. He is the grandson of blues musician Sidney “Guitar Crusher” Selby.
The rapper’s December 2015 debut single “Panda” topped the Billboard Hot 100. Shortly after the song went viral, he signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music, an imprint of Def Jam Recordings. He became an independent artist in 2019.
In July 2016, he released the follow-up single “Tiimmy Turner”, which peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100. Desiigner is frequently described as a one-hit wonder.
Desiigner and three other people were arrested in New York City in September 16, 2016 after an emergency services caller claimed that he reportedly pulled a gun on them. Desiigner was later found in an SUV with four other people. After searching the vehicle, the police allegedly found oxycodone and guns. He and the other individuals were charged with drug and weapon charges.
Eventually his felony gun charge was dropped by prosecutors and he was cleared of the charges on September when it was found that the pills were anabolic steroids belonging to his driver.