Former Jive A&R and host of BET’s The Deal, Mickey “Memphitz” Wright, was arrested yesterday (August 22) after allegedly attempting to bring his gun onto an airplane reports TMZ.
Wright—who is responsible for signing acts like T-Pain and Huey to Jive—was trying to pass through security at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when he was picked up. TSA agents reportedly found his firearm concealed in his backpack after going through an x-ray scanner.
Hitz stated he meant no harm and forgot the firearm was still in his bag. Police reported he had a valid license and the weapon was registered, but possession of the firearm on a plane is illegal.
The husband of Toya Carter, mother of Lil Wayne’s first child and lead star of their BET reality show, Toya: A Family Affair, was taken into custody and transferred to a nearby jail. As of press time, he is still in custody. —Rachelle Jean-Louis