Houston rapper Lil Flip either has luck or a really good attorney on his side as reports claim his active arrest warrant has been terminated by a judge despite being a no-show for a required court appearance.
Rescheduled for this summer, Flip’s attorney said the rapper unintentionally missed his previous court date.
Lil Flip is no longer a wanted man after an incident with an AR-15 rifle … ’cause the rapper’s lawyer just got his arrest warrant recalled, blaming Flip’s crappy scheduling skills. TMZ broke the story … the arrest warrant was issued last month for Flip (real name Wesley Weston) after the rapper no-showed at a hearing in his drug/gun possession case. But Flip’s lawyer says it was all an honest mistake, submitting docs to the court this week, in which he claims Flip was unaware of the April court date and missed it completely unintentionally. The judge bought it and recalled the warrant, setting a new court date for July. (TMZ)
A couple weeks ago, the Houston rap veteran downplayed the arrest warrant’s seriousness.
“From TMZ to Perez Hilton…. Who say nobody care bout Flip?!?!… http://fb.me/1EHeOb23w,” Flip tweeted April 21st.
“tmz.com/2013/04/18/lil-flip-arrest-guns-marijuana/ … On the Lam?!…come on Harvey, yall can do better http://fb.me/2irM8UJGJ ” (Lil Flip’s Twitter)
Back in February, Flipper refused to cop out to gun and possession 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)