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Record producer Southside arrested on weapons charge in South Florida

Joshua Howard Luellen.
Joshua Howard Luellen. (Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation)

AVENTURA, Fla. – A record producer who has worked with a slew of A-list rappers was arrested over the weekend in Aventura on a weapons charge.

According to his arrest report, Joshua Howard Luellen, 32, who is also known as Southside and Sizzle, was pulled over Sunday afternoon while driving a black Mercedes-Benz SUV near the Aventura Mall.

Police said the vehicle had a heavily tinted windshield, obstructing the officer from seeing inside the SUV.

According to the report, Southside, who is also a rapper and songwriter, was pulled over and asked if he had any weapons inside the vehicle.

Police said he admitted to having a gun on the floor board near his feet and another gun was found lying on the floor board behind the front passenger seat.

Authorities said both guns were fully loaded with rounds in the chamber.

Southside provided the officer with a concealed weapons permit card, but a records check showed that his CCW permit was suspended for unknown reasons, the arrest report stated. Police said the producer’s Florida’s driver’s license had also been suspended since May 8, 2019.

He was ultimately arrested on charges of carrying a concealed firearm and driving with a suspended license.

Southside is originally from the Southside region of Atlanta and currently lives in Doral.

He was discovered by Waka Flocka Flame when he was 17 and has worked with numerous big names in the music industry, such as Kanye West, Rick Ross and Meek Mill.


About the Author:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.