Rapper/actor Sticky Fingaz is breathing a sign of relief after escaping gun-possession charges in a New York City court yesterday (18JUL06). The Onyx bandmember, who plays half human, half vampire BLADE in the TV adaptation of the Wesley Snipes movies, was arrested in October (05) after a housekeeper told police the hip-hop star had left a loaded gun in his room at the Flatotel hotel in Manhattan. However, prosecutors dropped the case against the rapper, real name Kirk Jones, in Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday, because there was no proof the weapon belonged to the star. His lawyer tells the New York Daily News, "Clearly (the Manhattan District Attorney's office) did the right thing, and there was a just result because that wasn't his gun."