Three 6 Mafia member DJ Paul was arrested this past weekend in New York City after police saw him publicly carrying an open can of beer and discovered that he was toting a taser, E! News has confirmed.
According to a spokeswoman for the NYPD, on Sunday at around 8:15 p.m., cops noticed the rapper (real name: Paul Beauregard) in midtown Manhattan holding an open can of Corona while standing on a street corner.
They also later found a taser on him.
According to the New York Daily News, when police pressed the rapper on why he carried one around, he reportedly replied, "I use it for personal protection."
He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, which is a misdemeanor, and public drinking, a violation.
Three 6 Mafia's members, who won an Oscar in 2006 for their hit "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp," haven't necessarily been steering clear of trouble lately: In July, former member Crunchy Black was shot in the face and leg in Las Vegas, but was expected to recover.
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