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Rapper Soulja Boy charged with possessing assault rifle, stolen property

The rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was also charged with being in possession of a firearm while on probation.

Rapper Soulja Boy attends the 3rd Annual Streamy Awards at Hollywood Palladium on 17 February 2013 in Hollywood, California. Picture: Getty Images/AFP.

LOS ANGELES - Rapper Soulja Boy was charged on Monday with possessing an assault weapon and receiving stolen property following a December raid at his Hollywood home by police, Los Angeles prosecutors said.

The rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was also charged with being in possession of a firearm while on probation, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

He faces up to four years in prison if convicted on all of the charges at trial.

Prosecutors say Way was arrested at his home on 15 December after police found him in possession of a Mini Draco AR-15 assault weapon and a Glock handgun.

One of the firearms had been stolen from a Huntington Beach police vehicle, the district attorney's office said.

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