Brand Nubian's Sadat X Busted On Gun Charge In Harlem

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 that he was on sabbatical

from teaching to focus on music and touring.

His latest album

Experience and Education is in stores now.