North Carolina rapper Petey Pablo may soon face up to 10 years in prison now that he has pleaded guilty to a weapons possession charge stemming from an incident last year.
According to the Associated Press, Petey Pablo appeared in court on Wednesday, March 16 to enter into a plea agreement with prosecutors. While the rapper plead guilty to possession of a stolen firearm two other charges were dropped by prosecutors.
Petey Pablo is scheduled to appear in court in June to face sentencing for the charge.
On September 11, 2010 Petey Pablo was arrested in the Raleigh Durham Airport after airport security found a pistol in his carry-on luggage. The rapper was headed to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards upon being arrested.
Petey Pablo currently works under his own label titled Carolina Music Group. His last studio album, Still Writing In My Diary: 2nd Entry, was released in 2004. It is unclear if or when a third studio album will be released from the rapper.
UPDATE: Petey Pablo has been sentenced to almost three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing a stolen firearm.
According to The Sacremento Bee, the rapper, whose real name is Moses Barrett, will spend 35 months behind bars following a hearing in the U.S. District Court in New Bern, North Carolina earlier today.
He was arrested last year after attempting to smuggle a firearm past security at Raleigh-Durham International Airport for a flight to Los Angeles, California. The gun had been stolen back in 2005.
Last week, HipHopDX spoke with Pablo about his impending prison sentence. “I mean, I always feel confident. In the end, the truth always comes to the light,” he said. “And, regardless of what the outcome is, I’m a man. And whatever has been written in my book of life is written in my book of life. So whatever the outcome of any situation is, I have no choice but to handle it.”