Vic Mensa has not had a great start to the year, according to reports, as the rapper was arrested earlier this month for possession of brass knuckles.

According to TMZ, Mensa was driving a motorcycle in Glendale, CA, earlier this month when police saw him make an unsafe turn. When the cops pulled him over, they searched him and found the brass knuckles in his pocket.

The "fist-load weapon" is illegal in the state of California.

Mensa was booked for felony possession of brass knuckles, and he was later released after posting $20,000 bond.

Mensa made headlines in December after he blamed rappers who glorify drug use for the death of fellow rapper, Juice Wrld.

"I think that, as members of the Hip Hop community, we need to take responsibility for the things that we say," he said. "We need to recognize that the shit we talk about influences children. So when we are steady pushing a message of lean and Percocets and Xans, we are polluting the minds of the youth. We have a responsibility to give it to them in a real way."