Waka Flocka Flame knows he is disallowed from carrying any firearm, at any time, because he is a convicted felon.
Despite that knowledge, and the fact that he was investigated by Atlanta-area police for merely posting an Instagram photo showing him holding a pistol, the “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star walked into the world’s busiest airport carrying a loaded weapon.
Flame was busted at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when a security scan turned up a loaded handgun in his bag.
Waka does not have a permit for the gun — another major mistake — so he was arrested and charged with Carrying a Weapon in a Prohibited Place. He was taken to Clayton County jail outside of Atlanta, instead of the Fulton County Jail, since the ATL airport is located in College Park, Ga., just south of the city.
According to tmz.com, Waka’s rep, Debra Antney, said the ordeal that must have shut down the security section of the airport, was all a big mistake.
Antney explained that Waka accidentally grabbed the bag belonging to his wife, LAHHATL co-star Tammy Rivera, which contained the gun. The lawyer attempted to explain it away by saying the married couple are they’re in the process of moving and all their stuff got mixed up in the move — which is how the gun ended up in the wrong bag.
Yah, okay, sure. Tell that one to the judge, Waka.