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Los Angeles, Calif. (TST) —"Gucci Gang" rapper Lil Pump was arrested Wednesday for firing a gun in his California home after police determined his story of a would-be break-in was bogus.
Pump — whose real name is Gazzy Garcia — called police and alleged three black men had tried to break into his San Fernando Valley home — and that the would-be trespassers fired a single shot through the front door, the LAPD said.
Police were "immediately suspicious" about Pump's story, and said they arrived on the scene around 4:20 p.m. to find that the door's lone bullet hole came from inside the home, not outside as the rapper had claimed.
The Miami-born star was arrested for illegal discharge of a firearm after police, on a search warrant, found a handgun in the bushes outside the apartment.
Officers also found marijuana in the home, and are considering placing Pump's mother under investigation for endangering a minor and having an unsecured gun at home. She was not present at the time of the incident.
The rapper was taken to Sylmar Juvenile Hall, and has since been released on house arrest, according to the Blast.
He rose to fame last year with the song "Gucci Gang," which hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and currently has over 500 million views on YouTube. His self-titled debut album was released in October.
Pump was also the subject of a parody on "Saturday Night Live" last month, when comedian Pete Davidson reworked "Gucci Gang" as a tribute to actor Stanley Tucci.