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Maino

Rapper ARRESTED in NYC

You Can't Be Driving That Bentley

10/14/2013 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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update_bar6:45 PM PT -- Maino tells us he already entered a guilty plea and paid a fine. He also claims he's gotten his license back since the arrest.

One thing hasn't changed -- he has NOT put a front license plate on his Bentley Continental, because Maino says he's not drilling any holes in his whip. 

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Maino
-- the rapper behind the 2009 hit "All The Above" -- was arrested in NYC recently after cops say he was cruising around in a pimped out Bentley he had no business driving in the first place, TMZ has learned.

We've confirmed ... Maino -- real name Jermaine Coleman -- was initially pulled over around 10:54 PM on September 25 after cops say he was driving his 2008 Bentley around without a front license plate.

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During the stop, cops discovered that Maino's license had been suspended for a previous incident -- and he shouldn't have been driving ANY vehicle ... let alone one without a license plate.  

Maino was eventually taken into custody for driving on a suspended license. He was booked and released ... and he's due back in court in November.

It ain't Maino's first brush with the law -- the guy was popped for driving on a suspended license once before in 2010.

Oh, and he also served a 10-year prison stint for kidnapping and robbing a drug dealer.

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16.

Meh..    

OKay, another day, another Rapper. So whats new?

336 days ago
17.

oleman    

another reputable member of society, someone to look up too.......this generation has no role models!

336 days ago
18.

KicksandGiggles    

Damn seriously, were 6 or 7 cops needed for this one non violent no weapon incident with a single man? He was not screaming, foaming at the mouth, freaking out, etc. See, this kind of crap fuels the fire.

336 days ago
19.

Alia    

seriously? you posted a story about a some nobody who is driving without a license plate?

336 days ago
20.

ticallion    

Sounds like b.s. to me. Police usually issue citations for driving on a suspended license or for not having a front license plate. Sounds like he was arrested for driving an expensive car while black.

336 days ago
21.

kitnplayn    

These cops are arrestingly beautiful.

336 days ago
22.

NOT ELMO    

Maino
Rapper ARRESTED in NYC...................I AM SOOO PROUD OF YOU !

336 days ago
23.

Dreday    

Dwb...

336 days ago
24.

Crazy Cat Lady    



Dear Maino, it's plaino
you haven't got a braino

I'm happy that your non-career

is circling the draino.


336 days ago
25.

taz    

Who even knows who this guy is. TMZ, you should read the comments people are leaving on other sites about how bad TMZ is now. Nothing but rappers, sports, and butts (that last one includes the Kardashians).

336 days ago
26.

bmsvds    

Already got his license back? You don't get a license suspension lifted by just paying a fine, especially after being arrested for violating said suspension. Friggin' LIAR.

336 days ago
27.

taz    

On the plus side, your site provides a platform for women seeking older rich men, so it's not a total loss.

336 days ago
28.

Nobody Special    

Kinda sad of you think about it, I'm sure his parents could use some extra money and instead of buying a new BMW, Benz, Chevy-Arugula-Volt or lower costing car, he has to get the "Rapper-Starter-Kit" the Gas Sucking Boat. All while his family is counting pennies these clowns are blowing money on expensive Bar Tabs, Herpes-Strippers and all. Lets face it, Rappers don't know how to invest money cept the ones at the top. And Mayo, there are other ways to mount a plate, smart people use the Velcro Brand 2" Industrial Velcro to stick the license tag to the front bumper, cut 2" Squares, 3 at the top and bottom will never come off.

336 days ago
29.

notalawyer    

"Draino" is a model citizen.
"Crappers" everywhere should be proud...

336 days ago
30.

Bob    

I'm guessing high school dropout, several felonies, baby mommas, suspended license and a soon to be bankruptcy. Looks like he's pulling straight from the "keeping black america proud" playbook.

335 days ago
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