UPDATE: 6:00pm EST
Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul is speaking about his arrest in NYC last night, saying that he had no idea tasers were illegal in the Big Apple.
As reported by the TMZ:
“I honestly didn’t know it was illegal,” Paul tells us … adding, “I thought it was at the same level as pepper spray.”
Paul continues, “My bodyguard wasn’t around last night and I was by myself in NYC and anything can happen in the late hours down there.”
Paul says he plans to fight the charges — telling us, “I have a clean record and don’t want to dirty it up for something minor like this … I wasn’t carrying it to go out and harm someone.”
Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul was arrested late last night while being apprehended for an open container of beer. He was searched and admitted to officers he had a taser on him.
As reported by AllHipHop.com:
As DJ Paul was being booked, police officers allegedly took photos with him and singing the chorus to his hit single 2005 single “Stay Fly” featuring Young Buck and Eightball & MJG.
DJ Paul, born Paul Beauregard, was ultimately charged with misdemeanor possession of a weapon and carrying an open container in public.
He is expected to be released later this morning, but the arrest has already impacted his promotional schedule.
If you remember, Paul won an Academy Award for his production on the song “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp” from the movie Hustle and Flow.
Thankfully, the NYPD got DJ Paul off the streets for that beer…