Houston rapper Lil’ Flip will try his luck in court later this year after reportedly pleading not guilty to charges related to a late December arrest.
According to reports, Flip did not cop out to gun and possession charges this week in court.
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)
Last month, Flipper 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)
Flip 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)
Details of the arrest bubbled online just days before New Year’s Eve.
A Houston rapper stopped this morning for speeding on Interstate 49 in DeSoto Parish is still sitting in a jail cell after deputies allegedly found drugs and a firearm in his possession. Deputies working with the Directed Patrol Unit stopped Wesley Eric Weston, 31, known by his hiphop stage name of Lil’ Flip, for traveling 86 in a 75 mph zone. Weston was the driver of a 2010 Dodge Challenger also occupied by Olanza Sanders, of Shreveport. During a search of the vehicle, deputies found marijuana and a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle, Sgt. Chato Atkins said. (The Advertiser)