Gun Play: Rappers With Weapons Charges

MCs who've been caught packing heat.

Gun Play: Rappers With Weapons Charges - Newsflash: Rappers are big supporters of the Second Amendment. Or so it would seem, judging from the ridiculous number of MCs who've been arrested for weapons possession or other gun-related charges over the years. (Isn't that what entourages and security guards are for?) Nelly had a close call recently when police found a loaded pistol, marijuana and heroin on his tour bus in Texas. One of Nelly's staffers ended up getting arrested, but the rapper avoided charges. By doing so, he avoided joining a long, long list of hip hop stars who've been arrested for packing heat. Click on to see just some of the rappers who've caught weapons charges over the years.(Photo: L. Dixon/WENN.com) (Photo: Enrique RC, PacificCoastNews.com)

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Gun Play: Rappers With Weapons Charges - Newsflash: Rappers are big supporters of the Second Amendment. Or so it would seem, judging from the ridiculous number of MCs who've been arrested for weapons possession or other gun-related charges over the years. (Isn't that what entourages and security guards are for?) Nelly had a close call recently when police found a loaded pistol, marijuana and heroin on his tour bus in Texas. One of Nelly's staffers ended up getting arrested, but the rapper avoided charges. By doing so, he avoided joining a long, long list of hip hop stars who've been arrested for packing heat. Click on to see just some of the rappers who've caught weapons charges over the years.(Photo: L. Dixon/WENN.com) (Photo: Enrique RC, PacificCoastNews.com)

Cory Gunz - In January 2012, Young Money rapper Cory Gunz lived up to his name when he was arrested in the Bronx for criminal possession of a loaded firearm. The promising up-and-comer is now out on bail, but he faces a mandatory minimum three-and-a-half year jail sentence if convicted. (Photo: L. Dixon/WENN.com)

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Cory Gunz - In January 2012, Young Money rapper Cory Gunz lived up to his name when he was arrested in the Bronx for criminal possession of a loaded firearm. The promising up-and-comer is now out on bail, but he faces a mandatory minimum three-and-a-half year jail sentence if convicted. (Photo: L. Dixon/WENN.com)

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T.I. - Tip was hit with federal weapons charges when he was arrested in October 2007 in Atlanta just a few hours before he was set to perform at the BET Awards. He was facing 10 years fed time, but pleaded guilty and only served a year.(Photo: AP Photo/John Amis)

Lil Wayne - Lil Wayne served eight months on New York's Rikers Island after the NYPD pulled over his tour bus and found a .40-caliber semiautomatic in 2007.(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

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Lil Wayne - Lil Wayne served eight months on New York's Rikers Island after the NYPD pulled over his tour bus and found a .40-caliber semiautomatic in 2007.(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Soulja Boy - Much like Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy blew up as just a teenager. The charges he’s caught have been a bit more serious than those faced by the singer, as SB was arrested in 2011 on felony guns and weapons charges and then again earlier this year on a gun charge. (Photo: AP Photo/Henry County Sheriff's Office)

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Soulja Boy - Did someone "tell 'em" on Soulja Boy? The "Crank That" rapper is facing weapons and drug charges after cops pulled him and his crew over last October and found guns and weed.(Photo: Temple Police Department)

The Evolution of Mobb Deep - Mobb's Fif-fueled comeback was put on hold when Prodigy was sentenced to three years prison time in upstate New York after being caught with a gun in Manhattan in 2006. P was finally released in March 2011, and the Mobb hit the ground running. In September, they announced they had inked a new deal for their Infamous Records imprint with RED Distribution.(Photo: Cohoes Police Department)

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Prodigy of Mobb Deep - Prodigy, one half of the legendary Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep, served a three-year bid upstate after the NYPD found a pistol in his SUV in 2006.(Photo: Cohoes Police Department)

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Ja Rule - Ja is currently serving a two-year sentence in New York after police pulled his Maybach over in 2007 and found a loaded, unlicensed, semiautomatic weapon.(Photo: REUTERS/Marc A. Hermann)

Gucci Mane - Gucci's rap sheet is so long it probably comes in chapters. In July 2008, he was arrested in Atlanta after police found a gun and marijuana during a routine traffic stop.(Photo: Dekalb Count Sherrif's Department)

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Gucci Mane - Gucci's rap sheet is so long it probably comes in chapters. In July 2008, he was arrested in Atlanta after police found a gun and marijuana during a routine traffic stop.(Photo: Dekalb Count Sherrif's Department)

Jay-Z - It's been a while since Jay-Z had 99 problems, but back in 2001 an arrest for third-degree weapon possession was one. Hov was nabbed by the NYPD when police pulled over his car and found a gun on his security guard. (Photo: NYPD)

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Jay-Z - It's been a while since Jay-Z had 99 problems, but back in 2001 an arrest for third-degree weapon possession was one. Hov was nabbed by the NYPD when police pulled over his car and found a gun on his security guard. (Photo: NYPD)

B.G. - This former Hot Boys star is facing football numbers after pleading guilty to weapons possession and witness tampering charges stemming from a 2009 arrest.(Photo: Getty Images)

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B.G. - This former Hot Boys star is facing football numbers after pleading guilty to weapons possession and witness tampering charges stemming from a 2009 arrest.(Photo: Getty Images)

Petey Pablo - In January, the "Raise Up" rapper began serving a 35-month sentence for trying to sneak a gun into a North Carolina airport ? on September 11 of all days. While serving his time, the rapper is reportedly receiving substance abuse treatment and job training. That's raising up for real.  (Photo: RDU International Airport Police)

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Petey Pablo - Petey is currently serving 35 months fed time for attempting to smuggle a stolen firearm through airport security in 2010. (Photo: RDU International Airport Police)

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Shyne - Shyne served almost nine years for assault, reckless endangerment and gun possession after an infamous shooting at a New York nightclub in 1999.(Photo: Robert Mecea/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

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Beanie Sigel - Beans served 10 months in a federal prison — six of them in solitary confinement for fighting — after pleading guilty to gun possession in 2004.(Photo: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Young Buck - Young Buck checked into Yazoo City Medium Security Federal Prison in Southern Mississippi in August to serve an 18-month bid for possessing a weapon as a convicted felon.    (Photo: Santa Monica Police Department)

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Young Buck - Young Buck is currently facing 10 years behind bars after the IRS raided his house for unpaid taxes in August 2010 and found a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition.(Photo: Santa Monica Police Department)

Eminem - Em got off with two years probation after he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon in 2001. The charges stemmed from a 2000 incident in which Slim allegedly pistol-whipped a man who was kissing his then wife. (Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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Eminem - Em got off with two years probation after he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon in 2001. The charges stemmed from a 2000 incident in which Slim allegedly pistol-whipped a man who was kissing his then wife. (Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Game - Game caught a 60-day sentence for felony weapons charges stemming from a 2007 incident in which he allegedly threatened someone with a gun during a pick-up bastketball game. (Photo: Los Angeles County Sherrif's Department)

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Game - Game caught a 60-day sentence for felony weapons charges stemming from a 2007 incident in which he allegedly threatened someone with a gun during a pick-up bastketball game. (Photo: Los Angeles County Sherrif's Department)

Fabolous (@myfabolouslife) - Fab is sharing the perks of his stardom with family. TWEET: "At the Knicks game... Took my uncle 2 his first game wit floor seats!! His smile is #Priceless #LittleThingsBigJoy" (Photo: Robert Pitts /Landov)

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Fabolous - Fab was arrested in 2003 and again in 2006 after police found guns in a car he was riding in. The latter arrest came when the NYPD saw Fab's car speed through a red light after the rapper had been shot in the thigh outside of Diddy's Justin's restaurant. In both cases, another passenger in the car proved ownership of the weapon and charges against Fabolous were dropped.(Photo: Robert Pitts/Reuters)

Flesh-N-Bone - Flesh-N-Bone of Bone Thugs H Harmony fame served eight years after he threatened a former friend with an AK-47 assault rifle in 1999. He caught gun charges again in a 2009 arrest in Santa Clarita, California, though they were later dropped.(Photo: Santa Clarita Police & Sherrif's Department)

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Flesh-N-Bone - Flesh-N-Bone of Bone Thugs H Harmony fame served eight years after he threatened a former friend with an AK-47 assault rifle in 1999. He caught gun charges again in a 2009 arrest in Santa Clarita, California, though they were later dropped.(Photo: Santa Clarita Police & Sherrif's Department)

Snoop Dogg - Snoop got off with five years probation after police found guns in his vehicle and his home in 2006.  (Photo: REUTERS/Mel Melcon)

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Snoop Dogg - Snoop got off with five years probation after police found guns in his vehicle and his home in 2006. (Photo: REUTERS/Mel Melcon)

Social Change - Technology develops very quickly — and a lot has changed since Boosie was last walking around with the newest gadget. Not only had he not seen Instagram, he was also surprised when he discovered FaceTime on the iPhone.(Photo: East Baton Rouge Sherrif's Department)

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Lil Boosie - Damn Boosie. The Louisiana rapper caught a two-year bid for gun and drug possession in 2009, but that's small time compared to the eight years he was charged with for smuggling drugs into prison — not to mention the death penalty he's facing if convicted in an unrelated murder trial.(Photo: East Baton Rouge Sherrif's Department)