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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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Jaspbyd    

For real this ain't no big surprise.I guess it doesn't matter how much money you got ,you can't buy brains.

2564 days ago
17.

Maddy    

I'm totally shocked! Rappers with guns? Smoking pot?

Folks, I have news for you. You buy their cd's and go to their concerts. When this rap crap (music?) finally goes away, so will these losers. You are to blame.

2564 days ago
18.

p1tey1    

Can you say....................PUBLICITY STUNT!!!!!!!!

We haven't heard anything from Ja in YEARS!!! He's got an album coming out soon, now all of a sudden he gets ARRESTED!!??!! And coincidentally he's also working on music with Lil' Wayne!?!?!

This STINKS of a PUBLICITY STUNT!!! How stupid do they think we are?

2564 days ago
19.

JEEZLOUISE    

RAP should go the way of disco in the 80's- Gone,gone,gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All these thugs are hurting our society and our kids. They make me sick. Lets all send these a-holes a message and turn off the music.

2564 days ago
20.

obgyn    

It's always sad to see white people make racist comments about blacks or any other race that they feel they're superior to. Even if these two rappers are guilty why not just comment about the charges or accusations made against them instead of calling them names like a bunch of kids. I think it's very ironic and some what funny to watch white people judge and make racist comments against these black rappers who simply became filthy rich off of the hard earned money that they have given to their little white teenagers to buy the black rappers music!

2564 days ago
21.

don    

Wow 2 rappers with guns what a surprise.You could have knocked me over with a feather.
Well get ready folks here gomes the race card.

2564 days ago
22.

Zenophobe Alien    

#24 Maybe if they had an education they wouldn't look or act so STUPID!!!!!!!

2564 days ago
23.

Amazing    


Why are they rich? Who has been giving them money? Raise your hand.

You think they care about getting arrested? It's the only way they know to get your attention. Now you can run to the store and buy the songs of those real cool, big bad thugs.

Rock on rappers - you've got American youth right where you want them.

2564 days ago
24.

Finally exposed - shes a wierdo    

Just goes to show, you can take the rapper out of the thug area, but you can't take the thug out of the rapper...

2564 days ago
25.

Finally exposed - shes a wierdo    

They're a pair of dumbass thug punks...

2564 days ago
26.

Katerina    

WHAT???? Knuckledbrain rappers caught carrying guns and doing pot??/ This can't be. There must be some terrible mistake.

2564 days ago
27.

Meandthee    

Gee, what a surprise....

2564 days ago
28.

Rae    

That one dude has two tears tattooed on his cheek. Who did he kill?

2564 days ago
29.

Zenophobe Alien    

The Lee Brothers. Homelee and Uglee

2564 days ago
30.

Jazzy    

TMZ, you forgot to add "two losers" to the title...

2564 days ago
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