50 Cent And G Unit Member Lloyd Banks Arrested

Rappers 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks were arrested

this morning (Dec. 31) in New York City, after police responded to a complaint

about a double parked SUV in front of a nightclub. The police allegedly found

two loaded guns in the bulletproof SUV 50 Cent, Banks and three other men were

traveling in.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was

in front of the Copacabana nightclub and according to the police, as they approached

the vehicle in regards to the complaint, they saw a .25 caliber handgun on the

floor. After searching the SUV they also found a .45 caliber pistol.

50 Cent and Lloyd Banks, whose real name is Christopher

Lloyd and three other men were charged with two counts of criminal possession

of a weapon.

"As he was getting out of the car to go

inside the police came up and stopped him and told him to get back in the car

and go around the corner, where they searched the car," John Mangan told

the AP. Mangan was the promoter for 50 Cent's scheduled performance."

"I think they're trying to get him ... to

connect him to things that he has nothing to do with," Mangan continued.

Mangan is referring to what many feel is a connection between 50 Cent and the

murder of Jam Master Jay.

While 50 Cent is not a suspect in the case, 50

Cent was working with Jam Master Jay prior to the legendary DJ's murder. 50

also has a well documented beef with Murder Inc.

It was recently reported that a reputed drug

dealer from Queen's, New York Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, who was once

a leading figure in the infamous Supreme Team, may have connections to Murder


McGriff has been mentioned on various 50 Cent

records and 50 Cent even raised the possibility in a rap that McGriff may have

had something to do with 50 Cent being shot 9 times in May of 2000.

At one point Jam Master Jay was working with

50 Cent, Ja Rule, Caddilac Tah and others.