Too $hort has had his run-ins with bad press from time to time and earlier this week, another embarrassing headline claimed the rapper. NBC Los Angeles first reported that $hort was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm into a Burbank airport.
Recently sitting down with Vlad TV, the Bay Area-based rapper told his side of the story and said he was not arrested and that it was all just a mistake.
“I went to the airport and there was a gun in my bag and obviously it wasn’t purposely [there],” he said when asked about bring a gun to an airport. “Who would go through TSA with a pistol?… I made a mistake, packed the wrong bag, got there. When I realized what the problem was. I wanted to just talk to my legal people and say, ‘Hey man, can we figure this out?’ Probably 20-30 minutes after it happened we called back, talked to TSA, we talked to Burbank PD, we arranged for me to come back and get cited… I did not get arrested. I did not run out of the airport… I made a big fucking mistake.”
Too $hort cited his busy schedule and lack of sleep for his legal misstep. He also says he was in Las Vegas the night before the incident and was up all night, causing him to rush to the airport and make the lapse in judgement.
The story broke on Thursday that Too $hort was reportedly arrested for possessing a loaded firearm at Burbank airport. A TSA employee is said to have noticed at an airport checkpoint that the rapper had a firearm in a carryon bag. $hort then left the area without his possessions before he could be detailed and later returned with his legal team.