Straight Outta Compton’s Jason Mitchell Arrested
Although Straight Outta Compton came five years ago, it is still remembered as one of the best biographical dramas. It was also the film that brought Jason Mitchell into the spotlight. Recently, he was again in the news but for the wrong reasons. The actor got arrested for multiple offenses.
Revolving around the rap group, N.W.A, Straight Outta Compton inspired Dr. Dre’s third studio album
Directed by F. Gary Gray, Straight Outta Compton was released in 2015. The story revolves around the rise and fall of a hip hop rap group, N.W.A which stands for Niggaz Wit Attitudes. Formed in 1987, the group was surrounded by controversy for their explicit lyrics. The group consisted of six members, Arabian Prince, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Eazy-E, and MC Ren. While Straight Outta Compton focuses on the musical journey of the group, it also sheds light on the personal lives of each member. The cast includes Jason Mitchell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Aldis Hodge and Paul Giamatti. Not only was the story controversial, but there were also many violent incidents on the sets of the film as well. Although the budget of the film was around 50 million dollars, it grossed almost 200 million dollars. After the release, it received a lot of praise from the audience and critics.
The film got an Oscars nomination .It also became an inspiration for Dr. Dre’s third studio album, Compton, which was at no. 2 on Billboard 200 in the US.
Recently, the news came out that Jason Mitchel is arrested for possession of drugs and guns
Before Straight Outta Compton, Jason Mitchell had small roles in films like Contraband and Broken City. In the N.W.A biopic, he played the Compton rapper, Eazy-E. His performance received a lot of applause from the critics and audiences. After Straight Outta Compton, he went ahead to star in Kong: Skull Island, Mudbound and Detroit. A few days ago, the police arrested Jason Mitchell in Mississippi. According to reports, he had two pounds of marijuana and MDMA in his possession. Not only that, but he also had K-47 and a Glock with him. After spending five hours in jail, the police released him.
According to his agent:
“At the moment, Jason is currently preparing himself for several projects, in light of this very unfortunate and untimely misunderstanding. Fortunately,it will all will be resolved shortly, in a positive manner, as he has faced many challenges that he has faced in the past.”
Last year, The Chi creator fired him from the show because of sexual harassment accusations. Jason Mitchell accepted the allegations and apologized. However, it seems that he cannot keep himself out of trouble.