No, they didn’t want selfies. Brooklyn Nets star James Harden and rapper Lil Baby were stopped by cops in Paris, ruining what appeared to be an exciting Fashion Week. The stars were frisked and detained by police on Avenue Montaigne, footage posted on social media shows. Lil Baby, legal name Dominique Jones, is currently being detained by French police as part of a narcotics investigation, officials told NBC News. The newspaper Le Parisien reported that Jones and Harden were stopped at about 4:50 p.m. local time after three people exited a car smelling like cannabis, an illegal substance in France. A police report seen by TMZ alleged 20 grams of cannabis was discovered. Harden was not arrested and let go. The basketball player, who has a producer credit on Lil Baby’s most recent record, Voice of the Hero, with Lil Durk, started off swarmed by paparazzi in Paris on Wednesday. The celebrity duo attended Balenciaga’s first couture show in 50 years, along with Kanye West (wearing a full face mask that would’ve been great to promote last year) and rows of celebrity guests.
Update, Friday July 9 at 11:30 a.m.: Lil Baby and his bodyguard have been fined for cannabis possession, police in Paris told the BBC. The 26-year-old spent the night in custody as police questioned him and was released Friday morning. “I’m good,” he tweeted to fans on Friday. On Instagram, he’s back to shopping, posting from Goyard, Louis Vuitton, and Armani showrooms.