Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame‘s mom Debra Antney and girlfriend Tammy Rivera have both stepped forward to address the rap star’s Friday (October 10) arrest.
According to Debra, Waka mistakenly brought luggage which contained a gun to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.
Waka’s mom/manager Debra Antney has called his arrest a big mistake, saying he accidentally grabbed his fiancé’s bag which contained the gun. The couple is in the process of moving and their stuff got mixed up, which is how the gun ended up in his possession. (Rap-Up)
Tammy has also weighed in on the arrest right here…
Tammy has also confirmed the mistake and took responsibility for the weapon.
Waka’s wife, Tammy Rivera, tells RumorFix exclusively, “it was the craziest day ever.” She says they have matching MCM backpacks and Waka picked up the wrong one for his Friday flight to Dallas. “He thought he took everything out of the bag, but it still had my headphones and my gun,” she tells us. Tammy says the gun is registered and she has a license to carry it. She says she has it in the house for protection, but the couple is in the process of moving and she wanted to put it away from her child so she stored it in her backpack. (RumorFix)
Details of the situation started to scatter across the Internet Friday afternoon.
The weapon was located in a domestic checkpoint lane at the airport, Officer Ralph Woolfolk with Atlanta police said. The rapper, whose real name is Juaquin James Malphurs, did not have a weapons permit, Woolfolk said. Waka, 28, of McDonough, was arrested and charged with carrying a weapon in a prohibited place, according to police. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Reports claimed Waka Flocka would possibly stay overnight with police.
He was being held in the Clayton County jail. An initial court appearance was set for Saturday morning. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mark Howell said agents have found about 1,600 guns so far this year in bags at airport security checkpoints nationwide. (ABC News)