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MANHATTAN, N.Y. — Rapper Desiigner, best known for his debut single “Panda,” has been arrested in connection to a road rage incident in which he allegedly displayed a gun, sources said Friday.

Rapper Desiigner performs onstage during the 2016 Budweiser Made in America Festival on Sept. 4, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Rapper Desiigner performs onstage during the 2016 Budweiser Made in America Festival on Sept. 4, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Desiigner, whose real name is Sidney Royal Selby III, was stopped in a white Escalade near West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue Thursday around 9 p.m., sources said.

The Brooklyn-born artist was detained in connection to a road rage incident in which he allegedly displayed a gun in the Lincoln Tunnel.

Numerous prescription pills were visible in the vehicle when he was pulled over, the source said.

The rapper is being charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance and menacing, according to sources.

Desiigner was nominated for the "best new artist" and "best hip-hop video," for "Panda," at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.