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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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emerald    

Well unless he didn't pack his own bag, he KNEW it was there! It seems to be a thing with rappers (black or white btw!) that unless they have a gun to hand they feel undressed!!! Either that or the man was seriously set up by the person who packed his bag, because who in their right mind would carry a gun aboard a plane on 9/11 hm?!

1413 days ago
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MP    

A rapper carrying a gun?! Get out! You're kidding?!

1413 days ago
48.

Travis    

Black guy, guns, airport, idiot, who?. Never heard of this dumbass, but lock him up and and throw away the key. How f'n stupid do you have to be?

Now wonder they call it RAP. Record of Arrests and Parole....lol.

1413 days ago
49.

tacopete    

Will Smith looks stoned.

1413 days ago
50.

Muppet    

You just know this guy is going to show up on the show world's dumbest criminals. LOL

1413 days ago
51.

Carvey    

On September 11th he tries to smuggle a gun on to an airplane? It's pretty stupid to try and attempt it on any day, but on September 11th, when most TSA agents are actually paying attention instead of stealing stuff from people's bags, he tries this? As Bug Bunny would say, "What a maroon!"

1413 days ago
52.

brian    

he's just exercising that part of his contract, what's the big deal, it's almost a common everyday thing............

1413 days ago
53.

john    

my god,another one

1413 days ago
54.

Guests    

Dumbass punk.

1413 days ago
55.

James    

This is the year of dumb celebs! Paris, Lindsy, T.I. Petey, come on Bobby Brown you still have time.

1413 days ago
56.

Steve    

A rapper with a gun same **** different day as the rappers would say you know what I'm saying. How stupid there all stupid.

1413 days ago
57.

dumbasses    

for those people(preferably white people) he is a rapper from down south...

1412 days ago
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emerald    

#59 dubmbasses I don't care if he's green with pink spots on and landed from an alien spaceship overnight - you still have to be a moron, whatever ethnicity, to try to take a gun on board a plane on 9/11 of all days, but any day hm?! They don't care if you check it into the luggage section, but a gun in a cabin as hand luggage is looking for trouble!!

1412 days ago
59.

Gaga4Lala    

Wow - I thought this was Will Smith, early in the morning, AFTER binging... BEFORE purging.

1412 days ago
60.

George    

He's a felon. He owns a gun. He tries to sneak it through security on 9/11. He's a booger eating moron and a complete and total idiot.

1412 days ago
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