Waka Flocka Flame Arrested in Atlanta Airport

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 10.10.14 in News

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Waka Flocka Flame was arrested earlier this morning on a charge of gun possession. The rapper, whose real name is Juaquin James Malphurs, was making his way through security at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when a loaded handgun was discovered in his belongings by TSA officials. He did not have a permit for the gun, so he was arrested, charged with carrying a weapon in a prohibited area and taken to the Clayton County jail.

There’s been no word yet on his release.

This is not the first arrest for Waka either. In early 2011, he turned himself over to the Atlanta police after a raid on his home and was booked on multiple charges: possession of marijuana and hydrocodone, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and violation of probation for driving on a suspended license. While Waka was not present during the raid, rapper Gucci Mane was in the residence when he was also arrested and later charged with violating his probation as a result.

Waka currently appears on the third season of VH1′s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” with his wife Tammy Rivera.