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Petey Pablo -- The Gun In My Bag Wasn't Mine!

9/14/2010 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Petey Pablo -- the platinum rapper who allegedly tried to smuggle a gun into an airport on 9/11 -- claims there's actually a heroic reason why the pistol turned up in his luggage.

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As we previously reported, Pablo -- real name Moses Barrett III -- was arrested on Saturday at RDU Airport in North Carolina after a TSA officer found a Smith & Wesson pistol in his carry-on.

But Petey's rep tells us the rapper can explain -- claiming the gun actually belongs to one of his friends. And last month, Petey learned that said friend planned to use the pistol to "do something crazy" ... so Petey stepped in and literally took the weapon away.

The rep tells us Petey stashed the gun in a luggage bag so his friend wouldn't find it -- and when he was asked to hop on a last-minute flight to L.A., he grabbed the loaded bag without thinking.

Petey was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm.  He's due back in Wake County Court October 4.

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Fuck Celebrities    

How many illegal drugs is this unknown ******* taking to think that anyone would actually believe him?

1411 days ago
17.

Dayna    

It's always someone else's gun, or purse or gum. Your adults or suppose to be....start taking responsibilty for your actions!

1411 days ago
18.

Brian    

let me guess the serial numbers on the gun are for some odd reason missing to

1411 days ago
19.

Steve    

If you find crack in his pants he's wearing there are somebody else's pants that's what they all say. Its a G thing you know what I'm saying Ha! Ha! Ha!

1411 days ago
20.

Raejean    

Aw, darn, someone beat me to suggesting Paris Hilton was behind it.

1411 days ago
21.

cindy    

He looks like Will Smith on drugs.

1411 days ago
22.

tg    

at first glance - I did think it was Will Smith

1411 days ago
23.

Cartman    

Hey, that happens to me all the time too. Why I must have 3 different loaded revolvers in my gym bag.

Good luck with that defense, bro.

1411 days ago
24.

marcia    

Is it just me or does this guy look like Will Smith

Posted at 6:36 AM on Sep 14, 2010 by Feisty
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I thought the very same thing except he looks like a broke ass Will Smith, like his big brother. lol

1411 days ago
25.

MP    

Of course the gun wasn't his, when is it ever?

1411 days ago
26.

Dick Lichtenburg    

Platinum rapper? I thought he was black.

1411 days ago
27.

NickSunset    

Gun was not his? But what about all those kids are they his or did someone borrow his sperm?

1411 days ago
28.

cmonandraiseup    

Could you get me out of jail?

1410 days ago
29.

EDITA ON STEROIDS    

************Silly Rabbit, that wasnt my bag tricks r for skinny white chicks*************************

1410 days ago
30.

di    

right, I always stash guns away from friends.

1382 days ago
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