Waka Flocka Flame Arrested For Bringing Gun to Atlanta Airport

Reid Rolls/Courtesy of Atlantic Records
Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame was arrested Friday for bringing a handgun to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. 

Fox 5 in Atlanta reports local police responded to a call of a weapon found in the rapper's carry-on bag. Waka Flocka Flame, real name Juaquin Malphurs, did not have a weapons permit. 

Waka Flocka Flame, '0 to 100 (Freestyle)': Exclusive Video Premiere & Q&A

He was arrested and taken to Clayton County jail, charged with with carrying a weapon in a prohibited place.

As MTV reports, TSA later posted a photo to Instagram of a loaded 5.7X28mm pistol it said was found at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in a carry-on bag that one might deduct was Waka Flocka Flame's.  

The rapper's mother and rep, Debra Antney, told TMZ he took the bag to the airport accidentally and it actually belonged to his fianc√©. 

Billboard has reached out to Waka Flocka Flame's rep for comment. 


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.