July 23, 2007 @ 10:48 am

Lil Wayne, Ja Rule Arrested After NY Performance

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Rappers allegedly caught with weed, handguns shortly after heavily policed concert in NYC.

Not long after Lil Wayne's first-ever Manhattan concert Sunday night (July 22), he and fellow performer Ja Rule were arrested in separate incidents, both for allegedly carrying illegal .40 caliber handguns. Even before the show began, NYPD presence was heavy outside the Beacon Theater, the venue on New York's Upper West Side. At around 8 pm, the police had road-blocked an area of 75th between Amsterdam and Broadway, just outside the stage door. At least two horse-mounted police were present, along with a police truck, several patrol vehicles and numerous officers on foot. Rappers Jim Jones and Juelz Santana - the latter scheduled to perform - were seen talking with the officers. At first, they were allegedly denied credentials and wristbands to enter the venue. "The city got a thing against me," a visibly upset Jones told VIBE. A bag search, frisk and walk through a metal detector were required to enter the stage door, through which all performers, press and photographers had to pass to enter the theatre. When Lil Wayne took to the stage not long after 9:30, he told the sold-out crowd, "The way they treated me, this may be the only time you see me on a New York stage." Ja Rule (real name: Jeffrey Atkins) was one of a handful of featured guests at the concert; they performed their duet, "Uh Oh," and "New York, New York." According to the NYPD, Wayne (real name: Dwayne Carter) and another man identified as Derek Lawrence were allegedly smoking marijuana near a tour bus on 61st and Columbus, at around 11:30 pm, not long after the concert. After taking them into custody, cops allegedly discovered a pistol on Wayne, and charged both with criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana. About an hour earlier, the car Ja Rule was riding in was pulled over on West End Ave for allegedly driving too fast. Officers arrested the car's occupents - Rule, Mohammed Gamel, and Dennis Cherry - after discovering the weapon inside the vehicle. All three were charged with possession. Both Wayne and Ja Rule are in police custody. At press time, the Manhattan DA was preparing to interview the arresting officers, who have not yet been identified. An arraignment is expected sometime tonight, according to the DA's office. Keep VIBE locked for updates and more exclusive photos / concert reviews. Click here to read VIBE Associate Music Editor Sean Fennessey's review of the show.

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j.mutsvairo says:

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Bad boy thing.... can we have have black consciousness not this shit from these two freaks.VIBE u are the best

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Waynes Future Wifey says:

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dis is sum bull.

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dre says:

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Yeah if i was a NYPD i would sit outside a rap concert too.. guaranteed to find some weed and guns!! Too bad they are wasting there time... your just gonna give them more album sales by promoting them good or bad. And Petty weed charges.. wow.

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spin89 AfriKaWay says:

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long live AfriKa.. its kinda fuckd up 2 c dat is not only in africa were blacks are treated lyk shit. i bet them po po fuckers were red neck bitches. Ja n Wayne,kip ur heads up partner. we got u.

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YOUNG R. says:

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the cops need to leave these rappes alone they have gun as protection they never know what can happened on the streets and have these gun for that reason now to run around shooting everyone so fuck off NYPD

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A CONCERN FAN says:

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DAMN ONLY ONE NIGHT

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Tatman says:

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see this cops frm new york got paid cz ey gave 50 a movafaken blow job so ey cld buy kissin 50@s ass ey hatin but ey knw it thats wat being g is aal about it either u duk or dive fuk /fight kill be killed its hw it is ..weezy&dipset 4 life biachh..we fly real high u knw it

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Shelia Smith says:

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Wow these celebrities are screwed up, I checked out www.hisnews.net and found good information about how crazy these people are, dang I would rather be poor than rich and stupid

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JUDY WILLIAMS says:

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See what I mean, everybody who has a pen or pencil or a computer go to www.hisnews.net once you see what these crazy rappers and celebrities believe in then you understand why they are messed up, I have to admit as a black woman I thought these rappers and celebrities were smarter than that. GO TO WWW.HISNEWS.NET you will be shocked..

Judy Williams

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P.B.C. SKUNK-G/WHEATSTRAW BRIGANTE says:

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WAYNE AN JARULE BOTH COOL PEOPLE.BUT YOU KNOW THERE BOTH CELEBRITIES WITH $. SO THEY WAS EASY TARGETS FOR THE COPS. THEY PROBABLY HAD THEY EYE ON THEM ALL NIGHT,JUST WAITING FOR THE MOMENT. (CAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY DO)exc.....HATE! P.S. MARIJUANA IS A MISDEMEANOR/ THE GUNS ARE FOR PROTECTION/BUT BEING BLACK IS A CRIME PERIOD IN AMERICA.

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Timberly Blandon says:

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Lil wayne is an excellent rapper and performer he put his all into everything he do and for the New York police to do that to him, they were wrong and hatin because he's gettin more love for New York then Jay Z and Nas put together. He is the best rapper alive hands down. That little arrest won't stop him for doing him and proceeding in his career it will just give him something else to rap about ya dig.

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stafford roberts says:

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let me in

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seun says:

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hey, i don't know what is wrong with all these rappers,anytime they had a show,they usually f*****k up,with marijuana,arms,and so on,maybe its because the way they live in america,smart guys can come around'em trying to abuse them ,to collect money from them.so i can count the blame on them,and also i can't do so.

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atefali68 says:

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hi

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marcus says:

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u know what they did they waited for wayne to get in da tour bus just so they could stop him and have a reason to beable to search the bus because they were supposed to have bagged him right there but its all stay up wayne

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marcus says:

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u know what they did they waited for wayne to get in da tour bus just so they could stop him and have a reason to beable to search the bus because they were supposed to have bagged him right there but its all stay up wayne

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BO$T0N FyN3ST says:

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they should have left them go from the get-to these nypd dont have nothing better to do but to bother the rap artist that they think have guns or weed. my baby lil wayne should what he please to do i hate ja rule so i could care less about him

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nikki says:

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I SWEAR THEY ALWAYS TRYING TO START SOMETHING WITH THESE RAPPERS. THEY NEED TO LEAVE MY SEXY LIL WAYNE ALONE I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT JA RULE BUT MY BOO NEEDS TO BE LEFT ALONE

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amanda lynch says:

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ja rule come back we miss you

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get money is all i no says:

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man thats weak they shouldent aressted them because they were to shoot some body they caree whould have been done

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Cierra Barr says:

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Lil'Weezie

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michquael davis says:

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LIL WAYNE MAKING TO MUCH BREAD TO BE HOLDING A THANG THATS WHAT PAID SECURITY IS FOR PLAYA

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Ryan G says:

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Ja Rule is cool even if he never been to jail. I been to jail but that did not create the realife thug that I am. My need to survive in my hood did that. Smart n****s stay to f**k out of jail. 50 cent dissed Ja about his bubble gum raps but yet he is doing the same (amusement park, best friend, etc). Stop being a pussy 50. A real thug can go back to his hood Mr. 50pussyscent!!

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duke says:

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FREE MY MAN (WAYNE), THEY NEED TO STOP. GO AFTER THOSE CRAZY GIRLS WHO LIFE STYLE IS NOTHING BUT PEACHES AND CREAM**HIT HIT** PARIS AND NOW LINDSEY

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SHAUNITA says:

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Well we all know what is whats up with that.Well we all need to realize they don't want to see us black people make it because they know we got this shit on lock sports and all so hold your head you guys it will be alright ok.

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