Rapper Prodigy of Queens, New York based group Mobb Deep, pleaded guilty to gun charges yesterday (October 9).
Prodigy, born Albert Johnson Jr., pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a loaded gun in Manhattan Supreme Court and will spend the next 3-1/2 years in prison.
The rapper went on trial yesterday for the gun possession charges, after police stopped his bulletproof SUV last October for driving the wrong way down a Manhattan street, in an attempt to secure a parking spot.Police found a .22-caliber gun in the armrest of the SUV.
Both Prodigy and producer The Alchemist were charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
Charges against The Alchemist were later dismissed, but yesterday, Prodigy, 32, admitted to possessing the unlicensed .22-caliber gun.