Z-Ro is currently being held in the Harris County Jail after police discovered a weapon in his car during a traffic stop in his native Houston.
In a post to his official Facebook account on Friday (October 14), Harris County Constable Mark Herman revealed that the rapper, born Joseph McVey, had been pulled over in the 7500 block of N Sam Houston Pkwy W. Z-Ro, who is a convicted felon, immediately identified himself and informed the arresting officers that he was in possession of a firearm.
The post did not indicate what kind of weapon was recovered. However, upon further investigation, authorities uncovered 4.7 ounces of marijuana.
“Joseph Mcvey was arrested and booked into the Harris County jail, charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm,” Herman wrote. “His bond and court information have not been set at this time.”
While it’s unclear what felony arrest remains on the Houston native’s record, Z-Ro was arrested in July 2017 after then-girlfriend, fellow rapper Just Brittany, accused him of assaulting her in her home.
The police report stated that the couple had plans to meet at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on April 29, 2017, but the restaurant was closed. The pair met up at Z-Ro’s house instead, where an argument broke out after a conversation about the failed dinner date.
Z-Ro was accused of slapping, punching and dragging her around the house while holding a gun, with Brittany offering video evidence of the alleged altercation. The assault charges were eventually reduced to a misdemeanor, then dismissed altogether two years later.
Earlier this year, the No Love Boulevard rapper made headlines when he and fellow Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth were involved in an altercation, which was captured by fans and posted on social media.
Speaking to TMZ after the fight, Z-Ro claimed he was essentially ambushed by Trae and his crew on August 27 during 50 Cent’s Tycoon weekend in Houston.
“[I was] minding my business and when I walked outside, it was like, I’m called over to the side of sprinter van and he was like, ‘Ay, when you get finished doin’ that, come take this walk with me right quick,” he recalled.
“So, when the video comes on. it’s me making sure, like, you know, I’m not gon’ go home looking like I just fought a football team. I don’t even live my life like that. I got too much positive shit goin’ on, I obviously didn’t expect no shit like that, really.”
Trae Tha Truth and Z-Ro’s relationship went sour sometime in 2012, but they refuse to call it beef. “Wasn’t ever no beef, it was no misunderstanding,” the latter has said of the rift. “It was just two people grew apart.”