Rappers Paul Wall (born Paul Michael Slayton), 30, and Baby Bash (born Ronald Ray Bryant), 41, were arrested early Sunday (September 11) morning in El Paso, Texas, on suspicion of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana in a drug-free zone.
According to El Paso Times, the two were released Sunday afternoon after paying a $300 bond each.
Wall tweeted about the arrest shortly after being released, posting the above photo and writing, “Fresh out the El Paso County jail wit @BabyBash @BIGGROY in the same tank they held Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash.”
Bash also posted a message about his arrest on his Facebook page, writing, “HOE ASS PUNK EL PASO COP that abuses his authority, just cuz me and Paul Wall are artists! Only GEEKS and fools who don’t have any spine abuses Authority! But I’m back in the FLESH feelin’ so FRESH, out the tank mang!”
A more composed Baby Bash later clarified, “”I’m not here to diss ALL police, they have a tuff gig and I respect that! BUT u have the ONE or TWO that will disrespect & abuse the power cuz maybe they got picked on in high school a lot and now have a chip on their shoulder, and that’s exactly wut happened to us, all we did was SMELL like weed and wen he couldn’t find it and we didn’t snitch on who sparked it, he got overdramatic and took us in! He found out who we were and really got big shot on us! Haha even his partner said he’s a di–.”
“Our bail was only 300 dollaz cuz the judge knew it was a bogus call!” he continued. “We admitted we smoked earlier so we smelled like tree, but we didn’t have any on us or in the van!that made him mad cuz he thought RAPPER must have large amount! Haha,All we did was SMELL like maryjane, I know its not the brightest thing but in NO WAY should that officer start telling PAUL
WALL to sing and he mite get out early! Paul said he’ll naw! He was takin pics of us in the tank! BULL ASS SHIT.”
Paul Wall and Baby Bash were in town to perform at the Summer Jamm 2011 show on Saturday. — Mariel Concepcion