This past Friday (Aug 31.) law enforcement found a loaded Smith & Wesson .380 pistol in T-Pain’s luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. He took to social media to give his side of the story.
The musician explained bringing a firearm to the airport was nothing but an accident. He explains, “you know, it’s my house, I can do whatever the fuck I want,” he begins. “So I got guns, and jewelry and all kinds of dumb shit laying around all the time, ’cause I don’t really invite a lot of people at my house. But this time, we were shooting some shit for Red Bull with Murda Beatz, the Remix Lab Live, and I had all my shit laying around, guns jewelry all that. My homeboy and security [guard] Los, he picks my shit up ’cause I got a bunch of strangers in my house now.”
For everybody reading headlines and making their own stories and calling me an “ignorant thug with a gun” just because that’s what you draw from my image. What they’re NOT talking about is how I didn’t leave my Security stuck there with MY gun when most artist would’ve ran off from fear of the press *cough cough* it was an honest mistake. NO CHARGES. NO ARRESTS. All my guns are legal, registered to me under my license to carry and out of the reach of my children because I’m not a dumbass. Atlanta PD unloaded the rounds and handed it right back to me, I sent it home and caught the next flight out. Pls for the love of God. CALM YOUR TITS!!!
T-Pain explains in the caption of the post that media outlets are covering the wrong parts of the story. He confirms that he was not trying to sneak a gun onto an airplane and simply was not aware that the weapon was in his luggage. Thankfully, the firearm was registered and only cost T-Pain a $200 fine in which he received his weapon back after 10 minutes of the misunderstanding.