Waka Flocka Flame made news earlier this week for getting caught trying to take a handgun with him through a TSA security checkpoint.
However, a recent report, confirmed by TMZ, shows that the handgun Waka Flocka Flame had in his carry-on bag was loaded!
According to the report, the firearm Wake Flocka Flame had in his carry-on bag was loaded with 29 rounds in addition to the bullet that was still inside of the chamber.
A picture of the gun along with each of the bullets was posted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on its official Instagram page along with a detailed description.
“#TSACatch – This 5.7X28mm pistol was discovered in a carry-on bag today at the #Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (#ATL) International Airport. It was loaded with 29 rounds plus one in the chamber.”
According to the caption, Waka Flocka Flame would not have violated TSA policy if he had made one slight adjustment to his baggage packing arrangements.
“This could have been legally packed in checked baggage. Learn more about traveling with firearms at TSA.gov.”
Even though the Instagram post does not specifically name Juaquin Malphurs (also known as Waka Flocka Flame), the report released by TMZ confirmed that no other firearm arrest had been made at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport on the same day.
According to the official representative of Waka Flocka Flame, Debra Antney, the entire incident was all a big mistake. Antney told TMZ that Waka Flocka Flame did not intend on bringing the loaded handgun with his carry-on luggage at all. Instead, he claims that he had grabbed his fiancee’s bag on accident. Antney stated that Waka Flocka Flame and his future wife were moving, and a lot of their possessions got mixed up between different bags during the move.
Since Waka Flocka Flame did not have a permit for the firearm, he was arrested at the airport on Friday and charged with Carrying a Weapon in a Prohibited Place before being taken to Clayton County jail.
The 28-year-old rapper must not have been held in Clayton County Jail for very long. On Saturday, Waka Flocka Flame posted a picture and message of him performing in front of a crowd in College Station, Texas on his official Twitter page.
— Waka Flocka Flame (@WakaFlockabsm) October 11, 2014
What do you think? Did Waka Flocka Flame mistakenly grab the wrong carry-on bag or was it intentional?