ATLANTA, GA – T-Pain and his bodyguard Carlos Aleili Flores were stopped at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Friday (August 31) when TSA discovered a gun in T-Pain’s carry-on bag, which Flores was carrying at the time.
Officer Brown at the Atlanta Police Department confirmed that security guards found a loaded Smith & Wesson .380 inside his luggage. The Grammy Award-winning artist was taken aside by TSA agents for questioning.
As the incident was unfolding, Mr. Tallahassee Pain shared an Instagram photo of a City of Atlanta gun case and revealed his trip to Lubbock, Texas just hit a snag.
“Might be a tad bit late today,” he captioned the photo. “Things at the Atlanta airport are getting………… eventful.”
HipHopDX reached out to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport media relations who gave the following statement:
“On August 31, 2018, at approximately 1:40 P.M. while going through the main domestic checkpoint, a firearm belonging to Faheem Rashad Najm (T-Pain) was located in a grey backpack carried by Carlos Aleili Flores. Flores was identified as Najm’s bodyguard. Flores was detained at that time.
“Flores and Najm were relocated to the Atlanta Police Airport Precinct to continue the investigation. Najm advised that he was the rightful owner of the firearm and provided his valid permit to carry. Najm’s weapon was returned to him, and no charges were filed. Flores was also released, and an investigation will continue to determine if he will face further charges for possession of a weapon at a TSA checkpoint.”