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T-Pain, bodyguard detained at airport after gun in carry-on

/ 10:02 AM September 01, 2018

American rapper T-Pain. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

ATLANTA — Grammy Award-winning rapper T-Pain was detained by Atlanta police after he tried going through a security checkpoint with a gun at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

News outlets report police said the gun was found in a backpack belonging to T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Rashad Najm. Investigators said the bag was being carried by his bodyguard, Carlos Aleili Flores.

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T-Pain and Flores were taken to the airport police precinct while officers investigated.

Police, in a statement, said the rapper confirmed owning the firearm, provided a valid permit to carry and the weapon was returned to him. The statement said no charges were filed against either man.

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But police said an investigation continues to determine if Flores will face charges for possession of a weapon at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint.  /kga

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