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Two rappers arrested on similar charges

Lil Wayne and Ja Rule charged with weapons possession

Lil Wayne and Ja Rule were both arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon last night (July 22).

The two separate incidents occurred in New York following Lil Wayne's concert at the Beacon Theatre.

Outkast collaborator Lil Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, was spotted smoking marijuana near a tour bus by police officers. A .40-caliber pistol was found on him after he was taken into custody, reports the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeff Atkins, was arrested after he was pulled over by police officers for speeding. The officers found a .40-caliber gun on the Jay-Z collaborator and he was taken into custody.

Ja Rule and Little Wayne recently recorded a song together called 'Uh Oh'.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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