Music mogul BRIAN 'BIRDMAN' WILLIAMS is facing weapons and fraudulent driver charges following his arrest in Florida on Sunday (29JAN06).

The Cash Money Records founder and rapper, 36, has been charged with carrying a concealed firearm; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; unlawful use of a license by presenting another person's driver's license; possession of a fraudulent license; and failure to have vehicle registration.

Miami Beach police officer Kevin Millan tells, "After opening the glove compartment, (the) defendant reached across to driver's side.

"While doing so, he removed a .40 cal. glock semi-auto pistol from his waist band with his right hand and dropped it to driver's floor board. (The) gun (was) loaded with eight rounds."

Williams' attorney Andre Crenshaw denies the allegations: "There are some conflicting stories as to his possession of a handgun."