Soulja Boy Says He's Innocent After Arrest

Musician faces a drug charge

Hip-hop star Soulja Boy proclaimed his innocence as he encountered dozens of screaming fans outside a bail bond company following his arrest on a drug charge in Georgia.

CBS Atlanta reports that the artist said "I'm innocent, man" during the chaotic scene Tuesday as bodyguards rushed him into a waiting car.

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Soulja Boy, also known as DeAndre Cortez Way, faces a drug charge after police stopped his rental car in the west Georgia town of Temple.

Temple Police Chief Tim Shaw said police stopped the Cadillac Escalade early Tuesday because a light wasn't working. He said officers found marijuana inside.

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The rapper was released on $10,000 bond.

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