News: Cops Go After Lil Flip Following No-Show
Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 10:40PM
Houston rapper Lil Flip is reportedly a wanted man after missing a required court appearance in relation to a crime he is accused of commiting last winter.
Details of the arrest warrant landed online Thursday (April 18) night.
Lil' Flip skipped ... and the judge tripped. The rapper -- who's accused of gun and drug possession -- no-showed at a hearing this morning, and the judge reacted by holding him in contempt and issuing an arrest warrant. A source close to Flip said he was unaware he had a hearing today ... and he told TMZ his lawyer is working to clear this silly little thing up. Flip was busted Christmas night for speeding ... and cops allegedly found weed and an AR-15 rifle in the car. He told TMZ he has a license for the gun, and insists the blunts were just a special kind of tobacco. (TMZ)
Back in February, Flipper refused to cop out to gun and possesion charges.
The Game Over hitmaker was stopped by traffic cops while driving in Louisiana and he was arrested when cops allegedly found marijuana and an Ar-15 rifle in his car. On Wednesday (20Feb13), Lil' Flip pleaded not guilty to three counts of possession of a firearm, narcotic possession, and speeding. The hip-hop star previously vowed to fight the allegations, maintaining he has a licence for the gun and arguing the supposed marijuana cigarettes were actually Black & Mild tobacco cigars. A pre-trial court date has been scheduled for April (13). (Contact Music)
A month prior, Flip publicly spoke out regarding his publicized arrest.
Lil Flip is vowing to fight his recent drug and gun arrest because he claims he can prove the assault rifle found in his car is 100% legal ... TMZ has learned. Flip tells TMZ he has a valid license to carry the gun -- which he claims is not automatic firing -- and says he needs to carry it because he's an entertainer who's been shot before. Flip -- real name Wesley Eric Weston-- gave TMZ a photo of his Texas concealed handgun license ... which he says is also valid in 22 other states, including Louisiana. (TMZ)
The Texas native previously issued a statement on what went down and defended his right to bear arms.
"#FRESHOUT???? GOOGLE OFFICER#9845 DENNIS, BUCKINGHAM IN MANSFIELD ,LOUISIANA I HAVE A GUN LICENSE..???? AND BLACK N MILD GUTS AIN'T GANJA???? ME& SAVAGE BEEN OUT SINCE YESTER DAY...IF MY GUN WAS A PROBLEM WHY IS IT STILL IN MY TRUNK.. IT'S ALL GOOD. ME& QUANELL X ABOUT HAVE A FIELD DAY...WIT DEEZ SUCKAS... STAY TUNED!! ???? #clovergang #mob," he wrote December 27th. (Lil' Flip's Twitter)