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Rapper Petey Pablo

3 Years in Prison

for Gun Conviction

9/27/2011 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Rapper Petey Pablo has been sentenced to spend 35 months in federal prison after trying to take a loaded, stolen handgun through a NC airport last year.

Pablo -- famous for hits like "Freak-A-Leek" and "Raise Up" -- had pleaded guilty to possessing a stolen firearm in a North Carolina courtroom.

As TMZ previously reported, officials found the loaded weapon in Pablo's bag when it went through an X-ray machine at the security checkpoint.

An investigation revealed the gun was stolen in a home burglary in Gardena, CA back in 2005.

No word on when Pablo is set to begin his sentence.

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1.

Mumra the Ever Living    

And what is the vast catalog of hits that Mr. Pablo has amassed over the years?

936 days ago
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Tammy    

Petey, NOOOOO!!!! Why the hell would you have a gun in your carry-on when you know it'll go through a metal detector?! WTF, dude?! You rappers are beginning to piss me off!!!

936 days ago
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Tammy    

He had money and a great opportunity to improve his life yet he still decided to behave this way..........hmmmmmmm so much for the theory that young black man will commit crimes because of being poor. There is just no helping some people.

He spent 5 years in prison in 1993 for armed robbery and now this, 3 years isn’t long enough he hasn’t learned a single thing.

936 days ago
4.

cindy    

He looks like a fat Will Smith

936 days ago
5.

Bud    

C-ya, pendejo!

936 days ago
6.

Chris    

At least we will be safe for 3 years from crap rap.

936 days ago
7.

knickfan212    

DUH!! This dude needs to go to Oz to see the wizard and get a brain.

936 days ago
8.

Delaware D    

Petey is not very smarty.

936 days ago
9.

Carl    

A rapper in jail on gun charges? Who'd a thunk?

936 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

I think someone forgot to tell this guy you can buy alcohol on the plane...you don't have to use a gun.

936 days ago
11.

Mikey    

Keepin it real.


Represent......

936 days ago
12.

NobodySpecial    

Another moron doing alot of time for carrying a gun for no reason. Stupid rappers with this whole "I gotta be hard" nonsense. Have fun in prison.

936 days ago
13.

nelson    

hows is this news a rapper going to jail for something you just should have a box next to these animals name and put a check in any choice drugs, guns, killing etc

936 days ago
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Liz Lamarre    

Since the gun was illegal anyway, why not wait to get to your destination to get another illegal gun?

936 days ago
15.

Joe    

a loaded, stolen gun. and trying to take it on a plane. total 100% idiot. i'm waiting for him to play the race card. all he has to say is, 'I had to bring it, because i fear for my life from the white man.' just play the race card and automatically he will become the victim. he might even be able to sue the airport. have fun in jail Mr. I Never Heard Of You.

936 days ago
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