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Rapper Petey Pablo

Sneaks Into Prison

2/26/2012 7:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bad News: Rapper Petey Pablo kicked off his 2012 by reporting to prison.
Good News: At least he's going to get an education out of it.

The former platinum selling rapper -- who was arrested for trying to smuggle a gun through an airport ... on SEPTEMBER 11 of all days -- finally began his three-year prison term on January 4 by turning himself in to a medium security federal correction institution in West Virginia.

According to court docs obtained by TMZ, the court recommended Pablo receive "intensive substance abuse treatment, vocational training and educational opportunities" while locked up.

He is scheduled be released on July 17, 2014.

As the saying goes ... when God closes a prison door, he opens a window.


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So if this happened back on Jan 4 why bother tell any one about Petey going to prison? So you are telling us 2 month old news. gee thanks tmz!

972 days ago


Why is it that SHOEDAZZLE advertise on your website? I think since Kim K owns SHOEDAZZLE IT IS A JOKE THAT you run stories about her all the time. She buy the 2 for 1 advertising special?

972 days ago


Rappers in jail? Why? It's called street cred! Free the Rappers!

972 days ago


Dude takes a gun to an airport on Sept 11th?...he dont need prison, he needs a re education camp, as in how to join the rest of us in at least knowing what day it is. And take that Chicago Bulls hat off dummy, dont disgrace that Team the way you did the Nation by not knowing what day it was--the 10th anniversary of 9-11. Keep your guns at home. Plaxico Burress type all this one is. Dumb.

972 days ago


When the prison door closes I'm sure it's not a window that opens.

972 days ago


Why are there so many reports on all these dumba$$ rappers no one gives a s**t about?

972 days ago

terry j vey    

Really the court reccomended the guy get this and that it is still up to him to want this and that.When your dumb enough to try and take a gun on a plane no matter how much school is given to ya common sense won't kick in.I also wonder why TMZ is putting this out here now.He has been in for almost 2 months now.

972 days ago

B-O-R-I-N-G. Another "never-should-have-been" getting media exposure.

972 days ago

Kev the Realist    

What a freekin shock. A rapper is trouble. Yes another loe life who thinks he is cool, well this moron finally got what he deserves. That and he needs "intensive substance abuse treatment, vocational training and educational opportunities" while locked up. If he wasn't so freeking stupid he wouldn't be in jail, but the fact that he needas vocational training and educational opportunities means is is dunb as dirt. so he is just another rapper.... Yeah all you idiot fans can get pissed. But the facts are the facts... . another fruitful member of scoiety who can do nothing, but rap. Yeah, that is not a talent just a fast ticket to the slammer, where these rappers belong.

972 days ago


They should lock up every (c)rapper.

972 days ago


Hard to believe. I mean the guy looks like a Rhodes Scholar!

972 days ago


Just another... who?

972 days ago


Good! Another rapper we don't have to hear from for a few years.

972 days ago


Say who? Never even heard of him. tmz is so lame. What do you guys do? Walk out of the building with a camera and scream "does anybody out here happen to rap?" Rolling, take 1.

971 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

Who? You can tell this guy is a BIG STAR because nobody knew his sorry a$$ was in prison for nearly two months. LOL

971 days ago
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