Cory Gunz Released From Jail, $7,500 of $30,000 Bail Posted

Cory Gunz was released from jail yesterday evening (January 29) following his arrest for carrying a loaded gun after posting $7,500 of his $30,000 bail, XXL has learned.

“Home,” a simple tweet from Gunz, born Peter Pankey, Jr., read shortly after his release last night.

Gunz, a member of Lil Wayne’s Young Money crew, was arrested over the weekend and charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree when cops discovered a loaded, unregistered Taurus .9mm handgun in his backpack.

His father, legendary rapper Peter Gunz, told MTV News yesterday that his son was arrested at around 2 p.m. on the corner of Westchester Ave. and Ward Ave. in the Soundview area of the Bronx on Saturday (January 28) when police found the loaded gun. The Young Money MC was initially brought to the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx but was then moved to Central Booking on E. 161st Street in the Bronx, according to the report.

Nick Cannon, who works closely with Cory, tweeted on Sunday: “great dude, just a little bad luck. @CoryGunz is holding strong and will be out shortly. Family is here if and when anything is needed.”

Cory was apprehended when police officers were called to a Bronx neighborhood after a fight broke out. The cops immediately got canvases of those involved, one of which seemed to be Cory Gunz, after getting descriptions from bystanders. They stopped Gunz as he was getting out of a cab and discovered he had a loaded gun in his backpack as well as a face mask, a source close to the “6 Foot 7 Foot” rapper tells XXL.

“It was definitely an illegal search,” Peter Gunz told MTV News about the event that lead to his son’s arrest. “He just got out of a cab and police ran up on him and they were in plainclothes. He didn’t know they were cops – he thought he was getting robbed,” he later told the Daily News.

Still, the 24-year-old rhymeslinger seems regretful, later tweeting, ”Lock My Body, Kan’t Trap My Mind….” and “I apologize to all of my Supporters, Friends and Family. Things Happen, No excuses. My only regret is letting ya’ll down… Peace.”

He also explained to the Daily News shortly after being released, “This was a big mistake on my part. I didn’t have any intentions of harming anyone or committing a criminal activity. So many young people look up to me and I need to fight though this. It’s been really hard, really stressful. When the smoke finally clears people will understand what was going on.”

Cory Gunz, a father of two young girls, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of three and 1/2 years if convicted.—Mariel Concepcion @mceezy

  • Crime

    KEEP UR HEAD UP LIL DUDE.O,G FROM Soundview.

  • KiT

    Cory Bruh be spitting that gd shit, niggas sleeping on him, Hope he Beats that case and comes back harder than ever.

  • aaron

    I AM TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY THIS YOUNG TALENTED DUDE WOULD PUT HIMSELF IN THIS SITUATION…..YOU ARE THE BEST LYRICIST ON THE LABEL, YET YOU DO WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE AND THAT IS INVOLVE YOURSELF IN PETTY STREET SHIT….YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN DOORS FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS AND MAY HAVE CLOSED THEM…..THE SAME DUDES THAT ASKED YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DID WILL NOT DO THAT TIME WITH YOU. I PRAY THAT THEY DO NOT MAKE YOU DO THE WHOLE BID… YOU ARE TOO YOUNG FOR THAT…..STAY UP AND LOOK AROUND AT THE DUDES THAT YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH! ……BX ALL DAY!!!!!

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  • khaliba

    FREE GUNZ

  • gunz or nun

    all i gotta say is gunz keep yo head up and feed us dat raw shit u always do