News: Too Short Busted For DUI & Drug Possession, Arrested In Las Vegas

Thursday, Aug 27, 2009 5:20PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

West Coast rap veteran Todd "Too Short" Shaw has reportedly been arrested on a drunk driving charge and drug possession today (August 27) in Nevada.

The arrest reportedly took place Thursday morning.

According to law enforcement, Short -- real name Todd Shaw -- was arrested for DUI, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, speeding and exhibition of power (burning rubber) by Las Vegas Metro Police at around 4:00 AM. It's the second time Short's been popped for DUI -- in Las Vegas -- in the last three months. Cops say the 43 year-old is still behind bars. (TMZ)

Too Short was previously honored at last year's VH1 special, Hip Hop Honors ceremony.

VH1's fifth annual Hip Hop Honors aired last October paying homage to the contributions of icons Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Naughty By Nature, Slick Rick and Too Short. Due to the recent passing of Isaac Hayes, the legendary singer was honored by performances from Mos Def, Scarface, Cee-lo, The Roots and Estelle. Known for their superstar on-stage appearances, this year's performers included OutKast's Big Boi, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Biz Markie, MC Lyte, Kid Rock, Wyclef Jean, Lil' Jon, Q-Tip, Ghostface Killah, UGK's Bun B and more. (SOHH)

Eminem's brother, Nate "Kane" Mathers, was also busted on a DUI charge and received 18 months of probation yesterday (August 26).

A 41-A District Court judge ruled Nathan Mathers, 23, will pay $1,000 in fines and costs by Friday or face 100 days in jail on his conviction of operating while visibly impaired, second offense. Other terms of the sentence include 18 months reporting probation, attendance of an outpatient program for drugs and alcohol, tether monitoring for alcohol consumption and 100 hours community service, court officials said. (Detroit News)

Short is known for his West Coast rap presence and maintaining over two decades of history within the music industry.

He continued his hit track record with 1992's Shorty the Pimp and 1993's Get in Where You Fit In, both of which went platinum. By the time of 1995's Cocktails, however, Too Short began to be drowned out by a glut of similar-sounding West Coasters, and though Gettin' It (Album Number Ten) became his fifth platinum album, by late 1996 he decided to retire. Just three years later, however, he returned with the aptly titled Can't Stay Away, which debuted in the Top Ten and went gold. A series of follow-ups surfaced subsequently. In 2006 his high-profile album Blow the Whistle arrived with producers Jazze Pha and Lil Jon contributing. (All Music)

Check out a past interview with Too Short speaking on President Obama:

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