Sadat X of Brand Nubian
was arrested in Harlem, New York on gun charges Thursday (Dec. 22).
According to police, the incident started when Sadat X, born
Derek Murphy, flashed a pistol at a group of teens in Harlem on 158th and Broadway.
Police said the rapper brandished a 40-caliber Beretta handgun
and told the group of teens he was looking for a man with braids. He also allegedly
threatened to “kill everybody.”
When authorities responded to a call about the incident, the
group of teens pointed out Sadat X, who was still on the street with his gun.
Officers said they attempted to arrest the rapper, but the former
6th grade teacher allegedly fled on foot and was quickly apprehended and arrested.
Sadat X was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless
endangerment and resisting arrest.
The rapper is a member of the critically acclaimed group Brand
Nubian, which scored several hits over the years including “Wake Up,”
“Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down” and “Don’t Let it Go
To Your Head.”
Last month, Sadat X told AllHipHop.com that he was on sabbatical
from teaching to focus on music and touring.
His latest album
Experience and Education is in stores now.