“50 Cent” was arrested on weapons charges in Manhattan early Tuesday morning.
The hip-hop star, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was in an SUV with four other men when it was stopped for a traffic violation near the Jacob Javits Convention Center at approximately 2 a.m.
Officers noticed a handgun, which was loaded, on the floor of the truck, according to police. All five men were arrested, and police found a second loaded handgun during a search of the vehicle.
All five were charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Jackson was a protégé of Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay, who was murdered in Queens in October