Yesterday, according to reports YMCMB emcee Cory Gunz was arrested on gun possession charges. The 24-year-old Bronx native was caught with the loaded firearm and handcuffed in his hometown and was being held at the 43rd Precinct shortly before he was transferred to Central Booking, on E. 161st Street in the Bronx.

In an interview with MTV Cory’s father Peter, of Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz fame, spoke on the situation, “I spoke to the arresting officer, and so far, what I’m hearing from him is that they got a phone call at the station saying they should ‘look out,’ ” Gunz said. “According to [the officer], they didn’t know he was Cory Gunz. They just saw a bunch of kids following him around.”

He continued, “What I will say is that the officer that arrested Cory, actually happened to be a cool dude,” Gunz continued. “After arresting Cory, sitting down with him and talking, he felt bad about the situation.”

Although this is the young emcee’s first ever offence, Gunz senior stated that he is worried of the possibility of his son being made an example of. “At the end of the day, there’s a reason for everything, but at the same time, in New York, it’s mandatory jail time,” he said. “To go to a precinct and see your son, your junior, in handcuffs, it’s heartbreaking. Anytime you see your child in jail, in the cell, in handcuffs, it’s very hard. He’s walked down some of the same paths that I walked down, but you never want to see your kids go through what you went through.

“This is Cory’s first offense, but sometimes they like to make an example out of rappers and people with any kind of celebrity to them.”

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