Top-selling rappers Ja Rule and Lil Wayne were arrested Sunday night during two completely different circumstances for possession of .40-caliber pistols, after performing at the Beacon Theater. What a co-incidence! Both the rappers were just a few blocks apart from one another.
Ja Rule had expired tags and a suspended license while driving around in a 04′ Maybach while Lil Wayne had some weed on his tour bus.
The New York police spotted Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, from Miami, and another man smoking marijuana by a tour bus near 61st Street and Columbus Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. The police took the two men into custody, finding a .40-caliber pistol and both were charged with criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana.
And Ja Rule (real name Jeff Atkins), of Saddle Brook, N.J., and two men with him were arrested about an hour earlier on West End Avenue for speeding around 10:30 p.m. and a police computer check of their 2004 Maybach luxury car revealed it had no insurance and a suspended registration. Atkins, the driver and another man also carried a .40-caliber gun.