Waka Flocka Flame Arrested for Carrying Loaded Gun at Airport

Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame Arrested for Carrying Loaded Gun at Airport

TSA finds firearm in rapper's bag during security screening.

Published October 10, 2014

One week after Too Short was arrested for a similar offense, Waka Flocka Flame is the latest rapper to get caught for carrying a loaded gun into an airport.

Waka, 28, was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Friday (Oct. 10) morning after the TSA found a loaded firearm in his bag during a security screening, reports TMZ. He did not have a permit to carry the weapon.

The Atlanta rapper, whose birth name is Juaquin James Malphurs, was taken to the Clayton County Jail on charges of carrying a weapon in a prohibited place. The gun issue could mean more trouble for Waka since he’s a convicted felon and currently on probation stemming from a charge of possession of a sawed-off shotgun. 

He was investigated by federal authorities last month after his wife Tammy Rivera Instagrammed a photo with him holding a gun.

BET.com is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

(Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

Written by Latifah Muhammad


Latest in news