Just hours after being announced for the 2019 edition of FOMO Festival, Lil Pump has revealed that he’s heading to jail for a “couple months”.

Lil Pump is undoubtedly one of the most divisive rappers in the game right now. Whether you love his laidback approach to rap, or you hate him for his earworm ‘Gucci Gang’, there’s no doubting he’s a popular figure. However, it looks like he’s about to sit out the next few months in a correctional facility.

As Billboard reports, Lil Pump has taken to social media to let his legions of followers know that he’ll be out of action for a while due to being in jail.

Just last week, the 18-year-old made headlines after he was arrested in Miami for driving without a license. TMZ notes that after police noted that his license plate belonged to a different car, he told officers that he never had a driver’s license.

As it turns out that, this recent arrest meant that the rapper has violated his probation, meaning he’s set to go to jail for a while as punishment.

“Listen up, y’all, I’m just going to get straight to the point,” Lil Pump began in the video. “Y’all seen what happened in Miami. I got arrested over some bullshit. I’m on probation in L.A. I just violated my PO, so I gotta go in and do a couple months.”

However, Lil Pump explained that while he’ll be incarcerated for a “couple months”, he intends to remain quite active in the world of music, noting he’s got “some crazy ass shit dropping while (he’s) in there.”

This news of course comes just one day after Lil Pump was announced as one of the headlining acts for 2019’s FOMO Festival. While the festival is in January and Lil Pump expects to only be in jail for brief stay, it’s not clear whether his appearance will be affected by his incarceration.

Although his management noted that “Pump will be out before his tour starts” on his Instagram story, it’s not known if Aussie customs may choose to deny him entry to the country based on his criminal record.

Whatever the case, it looks like the next couple of months might be a little bit quieter than usual on the Lil Pump front.

Check out Lil Pump’s ‘Gucci Gang’:

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FOMO Festival 2019 Lineup

Nicki Minaj
Rae Sremmurd
Lil Pump
Mura Masa
Kali Uchis
San Holo
Anna Lunoe
Carmouflage Rose
Just A Gent
triple j Unearthed winner (TBA)

Saturday, January 5th, 2019
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD

Sunday, January 6th, 2019
Elder Park, Adelaide, SA

Saturday, January 12th, 2019
Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW

Sunday, January 13th, 2019
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets from FOMO Festival

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