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Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB wanted by Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Memphis-based rapper who is set to play the Beale Street Music Festival.

BlocBoy JB (real name James Baker) is wanted for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, theft of property under $1,000 and for being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information regarding JB's location to contact law enforcement.

It's been a busy few months for the Memphis rapper, who recently sued the developers of the game Fortnite for allegedly stealing one of his dance moves.

He's also gearing up to entertain a crowd of more than 100,000 people at the Beale Street Music Festival in May.

Festival officials haven't pulled him from the lineup but it does look like somethings have to be sorted out before his performance.

Information on exactly what Baker is accused of was not available from Shelby County authorities, and WREG was not able to reach him, or his manager, by phone.

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