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Rapper Busted for Carrying Concealed Weapon

9/11/2010 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rapper Petey Pablo was arrested this morning at an airport in North Carolina on weapons charges after he allegedly tried to sneak a gun through airport security. Does he not know what day it is?

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According to cops, Pablo was busted at Raleigh-Durham International Airport -- he was allegedly on his way to Los Angeles and the MTV Video Music Awards. We're told the rapper was going through security and the gun was spotted in his carry-on bag -- security then called airport police.

Pablo, real name Moses Barrett III, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm. We're told he posted $50,000 and was released.

He's due back in Wake County Court on Monday.

(Thanks to WRAL for the heads up.)

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Julie    

Years in jail for armed robbery didn't teach him a thing. Still a very stupid person.

1420 days ago
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Jill     

1 word - Publicity

1420 days ago
18.

DUMBDEDUMBDUMB    

This could be one of the dumbest people on the planet. No license, a felon and he was trying to fly under the radar with a gun(no pun intended). And he is who!!!!

1420 days ago
19.

CGS    

Who is this? They don't even let you take over 4oz of liquids, you think you can get away w/ a gun!! Another dumb ass punk.

1420 days ago
20.

Carl    

A rapper arrested on gun charges? What a shock!

1420 days ago
21.

Dayna    

Are this people stupid or what!? Trying to take a gun on a flight on Sept.11........REALLY? Why the hell do you need to carry a gun in the first place?

1420 days ago
22.

Jen    

ARE YOU SERIOUS?? This clown had a song like what, 7 years ago? No way he was invited to the VMA's. What an idiot. I had completely forgot about this guy.. Why report this? lol

1420 days ago
23.

Brandon    

Why the hell was he released? A felon in posession of a stolen firearm!!! What the hell were they thinking?

1420 days ago
24.

Michael Vincent    

He is the rapper on freakaleak.

1420 days ago
25.

Flying Blind    

"it was those f..king snakes on ta plane ........."

wow, felon from armed robbery not only trying to get a gun on a plane on 9/11, a stolen gun.

i'd say 20 years ........... what could he had been thinking?

1420 days ago
26.

Superman    

Never heard of him.

1420 days ago
27.

Shellz    

Rapper ( who is he btw ) + Guns ( in some cases a side order of drugs refering to T.I. ) is anyone surprised here?

1420 days ago
28.

steve    

No brains, no headaches !!! My God ! ..and of all days !!!! ..Oh, he is a convicted felon too !..This guy deserves to be put in prison!..

1420 days ago
29.

either or    

I've never heard of any of these moronic "gansta in the hood" type nig-nogs. They must all have s..t for brains. There seems to be a different one written up on this site every day getting busted for something illegal.....and why would anyone ever want to be called Petey Pablo? Lock em all up and toss the key.

1420 days ago
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mike    

I dont know who is more of an idiot. This guy or DMX when he showed up to court on pot possession charges, high and in possession of pot!!!!

1420 days ago
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