Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame can continue to live his life like it’s golden now that he’s been found not guilty on gun charges stemming from an incident dating back to 2014.
In October of that year, Waka was arrested at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his bag during a security scan. As a result, he was charged with carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location.
According to Page Six, the jury in Waka’s case was speedy in choosing to drop the charges, doing so in less than 30 minutes.
Waka, who is reportedly “extremely happy with the jury’s decision,” claimed that he accidentally brought his wife’s bag with the gun in it to the airport.
He later thanked his lawyer on Twitter for the successful defense.
@WakaFlocka 2 1/2 years preparing for these past 4 days. Thanks for your confidence in me. It was an honor to represent you…and WIN.
— Drew Findling (@DrewFindling) March 10, 2017
— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) March 10, 2017
Last year, T.I.’s stepdaughter, Zonnique Pullins found herself in a similar predicament when she too was arrested at Atlanta’s airport when a gun was discovered in her bag at security check-in.
Zonnique was also able to dodge serving jail time. Instead, the former OMG Girlz member was ordered to take a gun law training class, pay a $500 fine, complete 60 hours of community service, and take part in random drug testing.