Lil' Wayne, Ja Rule Busted On Gun Charges

Rappers Lil' Wayne and Ja Rule were arrested last night (July 23) in New York in two separate incidents involving guns.

Queens, NY rapper Ja Rule was stopped around 10:30 pm in a luxury vehicle in Manhattan for speeding on West End Avenue.

When police searched the vehicle, they found a .40 caliber hand gun.

In a separate instance an hour later, The New York Daily News reports that New Orleans rapper Lil' Wayne was searched after police witnessed him and another man allegedly smoking marijuana by a tour bus near 61st Street and Columbus Avenue around 11:30 p.m.

The arrest occurred shortly after Lil' Wayne's highly anticipated performance at the Beacon Theater.

Officers recovered a .40 caliber and both men were charged with criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana.

Representatives for Ja Rule or Lil' Wayne could not be reached as of press time.