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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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16.

Renee    

Who??

1099 days ago
17.

Nay Nay    

Stop trying to keep up with that thug image. You need to be a career man........

1099 days ago
18.

SantaFeJack    

As Bugs would say, "What a maroon!"

1099 days ago
19.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

You wanted to be gangsta, well congratulations. Now you're gangsta.

1099 days ago
20.

notalawyer    

'if guns are outlawed, only rappers will have guns'

1099 days ago
21.

TMZ Is Destined To Be The Next News of The World    

Can't believe it but my comment was deleted. Wow TMZ. People say the most racist, bigoted things in the comments section of any given story you all print and my comment was deleted? There was nothing racist or bigoted about my comment. Just wow.

1099 days ago
22.

Ben    

"take a loaded, stolen handgun through a NC airport last year."

They should give you ANOTHER 3 years for being STUPID ! !

1099 days ago
23.

The Neko Nation    

Typical, live the gangsta lifestyle and go to prison.

1099 days ago
24.

James R. - Los Angeles    

STREET CRED!


His prison experience will make a great song someday. . .

1099 days ago
25.

dee    

When I watch my local news and Im no*****ching but have it on and reading the paper or doing something else and I hear man found dead, mcdonalds robbed etc etc I don,t look up because I know its going to be a black person, why because they have to some reason carry a gun so if they all enjoy shooting up each other and gotta have it for protection or just like to be the big cheese then I have a plan, load their black asses up fly em to iraq or a***instan or mexico and just fire away and help our men at war, if not be nice leave your guns at home but what ever the punishment its not enough.

1099 days ago
26.

Apolloniabliss    

Dummy

1099 days ago
27.

arty    

Did he just simply forget that he had a gun in his bag????

1099 days ago
28.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

IDIOT!!!

1099 days ago
29.

Kmr1    

NO! Not freak N Leak!!!! I will continue to power walk to your music.

1098 days ago
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