Southern rapper Petey Pablo has broken his silence since being arrested over the weekend at a North Carolina airport for possessing a weapon.
Writing via Twitter, Pablo announced that he was due in court Monday (September 13) morning.
“@Japcinta its over on to the next one”
“@Celeb_Promoter that was so yesterday on to the next one…..”
“Okay tell u what let try this one more time at the airport people pray for me,” he tweeted Monday (September 13).
“@JuliaBeverly smooth and no problems thanks B.”
“Now yall know I aint spose to be tweetin in this court room but I need yall to let somebody know where I am .lol never know” (Petey Pablo’s Twitter)
Details on his arrest hit the Internet Saturday morning.
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 of the incident, Pablo was reportedly released shortly afterward 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)
As of late, the producer/rapper has been working with hitmaker 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.