Embattled rapper Lil Reese is back behind bars after he was arrested on a gun charge on Monday night (28Jul14).

The rising hip-hop star, real name Tavares Taylor, was taken into custody by police in his native Chicago, Illinois and booked for felony possession of a firearm.

He is being held on $50,000 (£29,412) bail at Cook County Jail, according to XXLmag.com.

The arrest is the 21 year old's latest legal woe - last year (13), he was busted three times in as many months over accusations of possession of marijuana, presentation of false documentation to obtain a vehicle and for his involvement in an alleged attack on a woman in 2012.

Reese, who is signed to Def Jam Recordings, also served two years of probation after pleading guilty to burglary charges in May, 2010.