Southern rapper Petey Pablo was reportedly arrested Saturday (September 11) morning at a North Carolina airport on gun related charges.
Details on his arrest have begun to circulate online.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin says 37-year-old Petey Pablo — whose real name is Moses Barrett III — was arrested Saturday morning. He is charged with being a felon with a gun and carrying a concealed, stolen weapon. Hamlin says Transportation Security Administration agents found a gun in the rapper’s carry-on luggage. (Associated Press)
Despite the seriousness behind what went down, Pablo has reportedly been released on bail.
According to cops, Pablo was busted at Raleigh-Durham International Airport — he was allegedly on his way to Los Angeles and the MTV Video Music Awards. We’re told the rapper was going through security and the gun was spotted in his carry-on bag — security then called airport police. Pablo, real name Moses Barrett III, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm. We’re told he posted $50,000 and was released. (TMZ)
Although he did not address the situation, Pablo was spotted on Twitter tweeting today.
“D*mmmmmmn 9/11 what I do….,” he tweeted.
“Maybe if I …. You know what never mind…my bad” (Petey Pablo’s Twitter)
As of late, the producer/rapper has been working with Timbaland.
Pablo currently resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he is working under his own label: Carolina Music Group, or CMG. His new album, A&R: Anticipated Recordings is scheduled to be released in 2010. He released the first single from the new album on July 22, 2010 entitled “Go”, produced by Timbaland. (Wikipedia)
No further details have been released as of now.
Check out a recent Petey Pablo interview below: