TMZ reports that Benzino, (real name Raymond Scott), was arrested at the airport on Tuesday (January 27) after he was caught trying to board his flight with a loaded gun.
The loaded gun was found at security after the former The Source owner put his carry-on bag, which the gun was in, on the conveyor belt at the airport.
A T.S.A. employee then became suspicious of the bag, and upon searching Benzino’s carry-on found a loaded nine millimeter firearm with seven rounds in the magazine.
He was then arrested and sent to a local jail where he was released on $3,000 bail.
Following the ordeal, Benzino addressed the encounter in a post uploaded to Instagram. He explained that he should have checked his bag, but ultimately forgot.
“The gun is registered in my name, it’s a misdemeanor charge and will be dismissed when I go to court,” he explained in a post shared from his account. “I should have checked my bag first but I forgot, not that serious. I thank all of the people who have an open mind and are not so quick to judge. I don’t have a felony on my record.”
Check out Benzino’s explanation via Instagram below: