LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – The rapper Lil Wayne’s first major gig in New York ended with a trip to jail on Sunday night when the rapper was arrested on gun charge, MTV reports.
The arrest came just hours after Wayne (real name: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) made what he labeled his Big Apple debut with a raucous show at the Beacon Theatre. A New York Police Department spokesperson said that Wayne’s tour bus was pulled over at around 11:30 p.m. After searching the vehicle, police arrested the rapper for criminal possession of a weapon — a .40 caliber pistol — and another man on the bus for criminal possession of marijuana. Police identified the man charged with drug possession as Brooklyn native Derrick Lawrence.
During his show on Sunday night — which featured a heavy police presence — Wayne made comments from the stage about being hassled by police prior to his set, and threatened not to perform in New York again.
A spokesperson for the rapper could not be reached for comment at press time.