Rapper Eric "Lil’
Eazy-E" Wright Jr. was arrested near Compton, California last night (June
10), after authorities stopped vehicle for a traffic violation and found him
to be in possession of a firearm police officers said.
Wright and two
other unidentified men were also arrested, one for possession of a firearm and
the other for a probation violation.
According to arresting
officers, Wright, 22, was carrying a gun when he was arrested, as was his companion.
According to the
Associated Press, the incident involving Wright, who is the first born son of
pioneering rapper and Ruthless Records founder Eric "Eazy-E" Wright,
is now being investigated by authorities for carrying the weapon.
His father helped
launch "Gangsta Rap" into the mainstream with his pioneering group
N.W.A., which included super-producer Dr. Dre. The label also launched the careers
of numerous pioneering rappers, including Eazy-E, Above The Law, The D.O.C.,
MC Ren, Ice Cube and others.
his debut album Prince of Compton earlier this year.