UPDATE: According to a statement from Desiigner‘s attorney, the rapper will NOT have to register as a sex offender.
Desiigner, the rapper who exposed himself on a commercial flight in April, must register as a sex offender.
The “Panda” rapper, whose real name is Sidney Royel Selby III, was on a Delta Airlines flight from Tokyo to Minnesota when a flight attendant saw him in First Class with his private parts exposed and pleasuring himself.
The flight attendant asked Desiigner to stop multiple times before he was escorted to the back of the plane where his friends kept a close eye on him.
Desiigner quickly checked himself into a mental health facility and released a statement via Instagram saying he was “ashamed of his actions.”
For the past few months i have not been ok, and i have been struggling to come to terms with what is going on. While overseas for a concert i performed at, i had to be admitted in to a hospital, i was not thinking clearly.
They gave me meds, and i had to hop on a plane home. I am ashamed of my actions that happened on that plane. I landed back to the states, and am admitting myself in a facility to help me.
I will be cancelling all of my shows and any obligations until further notice. Mental health is real guys, please pray for me. If your not feeling like yourself please get help.
Desiigner, 26, was ultimately charged with indecent exposure and he pleaded guilty.
A judge sentenced the “Timmy Turner” rapper to 2 years probation, he must participate in drug testing and a psychiatric evaluation, and Desiigner must register as a sex offender.
He is also restricted from owning or possessing firearms and he must complete 120 hours of community service.