Three 6 Mafia Rapper ARRESTED Is That a Taser in Your Pocket?

10/15/2012 6:01 AM PDT UPDATED: 10/15/2012 9:23 AM PDT

DJ Paul ARRESTED -- Is That a Taser in Your Pocket?

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Three 6 Mafia rapper DJ Paul was arrested in NYC last night for possession of a weapon ... after cops say the Academy Award winner was illegally packin' a taser. 

According to reports, Paul was carrying an open beer (Corona) out of a restaurant when he passed a couple of officers.

When officers confronted Paul about the open container, he reportedly told the cops he had a taser on his person ... which are illegal to carry in NYC.  

Cops confiscated the weapon and placed Paul under arrest for open container and misdemeanor possession of a weapon. He was transported to a nearby station where he was booked and placed behind bars.

Paul is slated to face a judge this morning.

9:00 AM PT -- Paul was just arraigned. He pled "not guilty" to both charges and was released on his own recognizance. He's due back in court in December.