Previous reports claiming rapper Desiigner would have to register as a sex offender are untrue according to his attorney.
The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Sidney Royel Selby III, pleaded guilty to indecent exposure after he exposed himself on a Delta Airlines flight from Tokyo to Minnesota in April.
It was initially reported that Desiigner was sentenced to 2 years probation, he must participate in drug testing and a psychiatric evaluation, and he must register as a sex offender.
He is also restricted from owning or possessing firearms and he must complete 120 hours of community service.
According to his attorney, the rapper does not have to register as a sex offender unless the state requires him to do so.
Ryan Garry told People magazine:
Regarding the issue of Mr. Selby registering as a sex offender, many news outlets have incorrectly stated that he is required to register as an absolute condition of his probation. They are wrong.
Since this was a federal misdemeanor, the sentencing judgment states that if the State of California or some other government entity requires that Mr. Selby must register as a sex offender, then he must.
However, the parties in this case have come to the legal conclusion, after significant research and consultation with lawyers in California, that this misdemeanor conviction is not one that will cause Mr. Selby to have to register as a sex offender.
If some government agency in California disagrees with our analysis, then we will address the matter at that point in time.
Desiigner Is Doing The Work
The “Timmy Turner” rapper’s attorney also praised him for the steps he’s taken to better himself after the ridiculous incident.
Mr. Selby has applied himself and taken great steps to addressing what happened on the airline flight. Mental health, especially these days, is an absolute thing. He was traveling back from his performances overseas feeling extremely dehydrated and exhausted.
Mr. Selby has accepted complete responsibility, is very remorseful for his conduct, and I am happy to report that he is doing great, is very positive, and glad to put this misdemeanor case behind him. He is looking forward to great things ahead, which I expect the world will see in the near future.
Well, that’s good news for Desiigner.
Hopefully, he’s learned his lesson in this embarrassing mess.