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Two Rappers, Two Guns, Two Arrests

7/23/2007 11:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Two hip-hop heavies -- Ja Rule and Lil' Wayne -- were rapped last night in New York, both for possession of .40-caliber pistols, and just an hour and a few blocks apart from one another.
Ja Rule, Lil' Wayne

The NYPD tells TMZ that around 10:30 PM last night, Ja Rule's 2004 Maybach was stopped on Manhattan's Upper West Side for excessive speeding and expired tags. When cops investigated, they found a .40-caliber Taurus pistol inside the car. The scrap-happy rapper (real name: Jeffrey Atkins), his driver and a female companion were all arrested on charges of criminal possession of a weapon.

An hour later, just blocks away, Lil' Wayne, who had just played a show at the Beacon Theater, was "observed" by cops allegedly smoking pot in his tour bus. When police did a subsequent search of the bus, they again found a .40-caliber pistol, and arrested Wayne (aka Dwayne Carter) for criminal marijuana possession and criminal possession of a weapon.

At the time of posting, both rappers were awaiting arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court.

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Rick James    

Ok, these guys make Flava Flav seem civilized.

2459 days ago
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Zenophobe Alien    

No one said you had to have brains to be a Rapper

2459 days ago
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R.Zimmerman    

Ho hum. Could they look any more ridiculous?

2459 days ago
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Rocco and David    

Hey Al - They need your help - probably racial profiling. Or could it be, they are just thugs?

2459 days ago
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Kirby Alexander    

Ja fool and little wayne need to go figure out what they gonna do withth rest of their pathetic lives once the public realize their just no account chumps without an inch of commom sense.

2459 days ago
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Kate    

Is it really a shock to see two hood rats get arrested? The "music" they write is all about living the "thug" life so why are we shocked when we find out they are really living that type of lifestyle? They are nothing but common criminals who have contributed to a music style that promotes misogyny and promotes criminal behavior. Maybe they should go back to school and promote education to children instead of criminal, immoral behavior.

2459 days ago
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big joe    

why do this guy's have gun's { al sharpton}

2459 days ago
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Zenophobe Alien    

Wouldn't you all like your beautiful young blonde daughters to date these two?

2459 days ago
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thomas    

NO WAY????!!!!??? Black rappers.....with guns.....shooting????? It's hard to believe!!!

2459 days ago
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Porscha    

You would'nt be a rapper if you didn't have a criminal record

2459 days ago
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Zenophobe Alien    

Is this what they mean when they say Missing Link?

2459 days ago
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horseshoe    

Why don`t they add George Bush to the list?

2459 days ago
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Janice    

Bann thier music! Take thier contracts away from them! They are ruining todays youth
These people are nothing but thugs!

2459 days ago
14.

Give cool a break    

Dom cap headed bros

2459 days ago
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death on a cracker    

this is just Ludicris.... get it...? .... rappers are kool.

2459 days ago
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