The Brooklyn-born rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested yesterday in midtown Manhattan, apparently as part of an investigation into shootings and drug trafficking. His indictment will be unsealed today.

The NY Times reports that Shmurda, born Ackquille Pollard, was arrested "as he sat in a car outside Quad Recording Studios, at 723 Seventh Avenue, near 48th Street, where the rapper Tupac Shakur was robbed and shot in 1994 as he walked through the lobby."

About a dozen other people were arrested, including rapper Chad Marshal—Rowdy Rebel—who was inside the studio "where police also recovered handguns, authorities said."

Shmurda had originally planned on a secret performance yesterday:

The 20-year-old Shmurda rose to fame (he was one of the most Googled people in New York this year) with the song "Hot N*gga" (or "Hot Boy" for Jimmy Kimmel's audience) and the Schmoney Dance. Marshal's recent song, "Computers," features Shmurda.

Shmurda was arrested twice in Brooklyn earlier this year: In June for gun possession in Brownsville ("cops spotted Shmurda showing off the weapon in an apartment and when they went to investigate, he tried to hide it in a couch") and in October for smoking a joint while double parked.

He told New York magazine, "My music is straight facts. There are a lot of gangsters in my 'hood."