Hip-hop mogul Master P and his rapper brother SILKK THE SHOCKER have been arrested on gun charges, following a police search in Los Angeles.

On Thursday (27JAN05), campus police at the University of California, Los Angeles, pulled over a vehicle for failing to have a license plate.

The driver, Silkk the Shocker, the passenger, Master P, and two others in the car were subsequently arrested on felony gun charges after a search uncovered two firearms.

The police searched the car after one officer allegedly spotted a gun near the driver's seat. The four passengers were then ordered out of the car while a second search reportedly uncovered a second loaded gun hidden underneath the passenger seat.

Silkk, real name VYSHONN MILLER, and Master P, real name PERCY MILLER, were arrested on suspicion of unlawfully carrying firearms and transferred to the West Hollywood Sheriff's station, where they were booked on the felony charges and spent three hours in custody before being released in lieu of $35,000 (GBP18,420) bail, reports news website EURWEB.

The two other men in the backseat of the car were investigated by the campus police and released.

Master P and Silkk's brother C-MURDER, real name COREY MILLER, is currently in jail on second-degree murder charges.

02/02/2005 21:17