This past Friday (Aug 31.) law enforcement found a loaded Smith & Wesson .380 pistol in T-Pain’s luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. He took to social media to give his side of the story.
The musician explained bringing a firearm to the airport was nothing but an accident. He explains, “you know, it’s my house, I can do whatever the fuck I want,” he begins. “So I got guns, and jewelry and all kinds of dumb shit laying around all the time, ’cause I don’t really invite a lot of people at my house. But this time, we were shooting some shit for Red Bull with Murda Beatz, the Remix Lab Live, and I had all my shit laying around, guns jewelry all that. My homeboy and security [guard] Los, he picks my shit up ’cause I got a bunch of strangers in my house now.”
T-Pain explains in the caption of the post that media outlets are covering the wrong parts of the story. He confirms that he was not trying to sneak a gun onto an airplane and simply was not aware that the weapon was in his luggage. Thankfully, the firearm was registered and only cost T-Pain a $200 fine in which he received his weapon back after 10 minutes of the misunderstanding.