Rapper Cory Gunz was arrested in the Bronx on Saturday for carrying a loaded firearm. According to MTV News, the police detained Gunz yesterday afternoon around 2 p.m. and found the loaded gun in his backpack.
Gunz, who was featured in Lil Wayne’s single "6 Foot 7 Foot" and Rihanna’s "If It’s Lovin’ That You Want Part 2," signed last year to Lil Wayne’s label Young Money Entertainment. In April, he starred in Son of a Gun, a reality series on MTV that chronicled his rise in the music industry.
The 24-year-old’s father, rapper Peter Gunz, is claiming that the arrest came about as the result of an illegal search.
"I spoke to the arresting officer, and so far, what I’m hearing from him is that they got a phone call at the station saying they should ‘look out’," Peter Gunz told MTV News. "According to [the officer], they didn’t know he was Cory Gunz. They just saw a bunch of kids following him around."
The younger Gunz is currently being held in Central Booking in the Bronx. He has no prior criminal record, but New York law mandates a prison sentence of three and a half years for illegal possession of a loaded weapon.