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DJ Mustard and a friend were detained at LAX after a TSA official found a gun in one of their bags.
According to TMZ the superproducer and his friend were attempting to board a plane at the Los Angeles airport and were stopped after a loaded .22 handgun was found in his friend’s carry-on.
The gossip website goes on to say that the pair were questioned separately, with Mustard being released and his friend getting arrested. Authorities were able to link the bag to the unidentified friend of Mustard’s using security footage.
A paparazzo for the website approached Mustard following his release and got some understandably testy answers. When he asked about the gun, Mustard laid out the situation for him.
“Did you see me bring a gun in? Am I arrested? Am I in handcuffs?” he said.
When the pap insisted, Mustard became even more insistent.
“I’m not in handcuffs. I didn’t bring no gun through here,” he said.
He also remained mum on the status of his friend and whether or not he had a gun.
“I don’t know. I don’t know what they have,” he said.
When the questioner followed him to the car, Mustard said that he’d pay his friend’s bail if it came to that before jetting away from the airport in an SUV.
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Maybe rappers should just stick to tour buses. America’s airports have been the scene of a lot of drama as of late. Of course, part of the case that sent Meek Mill back to prison came from his fight in a St. Louis airport after an overzealous employee wouldn’t leave him alone.
Though the charges against Meek were eventually dropped, the scuffle was used against him in the recent probation hearing that ended up sending the rapper back to prison nearly 10 years after his original offense.
Meek’s return to prison has sparked outrage in the hip-hop community and beyond. Critics are mad both at the harsh sentence, handed down against the wishes of the states on prosecutors, and the probationary system itself.
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Coolio faced an almost eerily similar situation late last year. He and his bodyguard were detained after the bodyguard attempted to pass a carry-on with a loaded gun in it through security.
The bodyguard attempted to take the rap for it but authorities didn’t bite. Via our story at the time:
Coolio and his crew were attempting to leave L.A. Saturday morning when one of his people got stopped by TSA at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Coolio had already made it through security and boarded the plane, but it was his bodyguard who was stopped after he tried to pass a loaded gun through security. He claimed the carry-on bag that contained the gun was his, but authorities later investigated and found out that the belongings in the bag happened to be Coolio’s.
Coolio was arrested but subsequently freed on $37,808 bail.
Check out the video of Mustard being questioned by a photographer up top. What do you think? Does DJ Mustard have a fall guy or was he just traveling with someone who did something stupid? How do you think this will play out for Mustard and his friend? Do you think anyone will go away over this?
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