New York rapper Cory Gunz was arrested this week for possession of a loaded gun. The 24-year old son of rapper Peter Gunz was captured by NYPD officers on Saturday afternoon.
“The details are still sketchy, but I can confirm that he was arrested with a firearm yesterday in the Bronx,” Gunz told MTV News. “They caught him around 2 p.m. in the afternoon with a loaded gun in his knapsack.”
“It was definitely an illegal search,” Peter added.
Gunz has previously had no trouble with the law. But that was all before he signed with Lil Wayne’s Young Money label, where going to prison or jail seems to be the norm. Just this week, Ronald “Birdman” Williams was implicated in a sexual assault that could send him to prison or cost him millions of dollars. Lil Wayne himself also served 8 months in jail on a firearms charge.
“This is Cory’s first offense, but sometimes they like to make an example out of rappers and people with any kind of celebrity to them,” said Cory’s father.
“At the end of the day, there’s a reason for everything, but at the same time, in New York, it’s mandatory jail time,” he said. “To go to a precinct and see your son, your junior, in handcuffs, it’s heartbreaking. Anytime you see your child in jail, in the cell, in handcuffs, it’s very hard. He’s walked down some of the same paths that I walked down, but you never want to see your kids go through what you went through.”