The 29-year-old hip-hop artist, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, was taken into custody in the 22000 block of Zaltana Avenue and transported to the Men's Central Jail, where he was booked for robbery, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Details of the alleged crime were not immediately disclosed.
Jackson was being held for hours before being released on $250,000 bail. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday.
In a statement released earlier this week, the Recording Academy said YG was among the artists scheduled to participate in a tribute to Nipsey Hussle at the Grammy Awards show on Sunday.
JULY 2019: Sheriff's homicide detectives serve search warrant at Hollywood Hills home of rapper YG
In July 2019, sheriff's homicide detectives served a search warrant at Jackson's Hollywood Hills home. The rapper's vehicle had been involved in a July 3 chase and shootout involving deputies and a gunman that resulted in the death of an innocent bystander.
Jackson, a Compton native, was not home at the time of that raid and was never accused in that case.
"I was nowhere near the scene of this incident, I was in Hollywood recording in the studio all day," he tweeted at the time. "I was there until after midnight on the 4th of July and didn't learn of these events until after they happened!"