NEW YORK (CNN) -- Hip hop artists Lil Wayne and Ja Rule were arrested Sunday evening after a concert in Manhattan on charges of criminal possession of weapons, each in separate incidents, a New York Police Department spokesman told CNN.
Rapper Lil Wayne was arrested after police allegedly caught him smoking marijuana.
Police say officers pulled over a speeding car around 10:37 p.m. on the Upper West Side carrying Ja Rule and two others.
They also recovered a .40-caliber pistol from the vehicle.
About an hour later Lil Wayne was arrested after officers caught him and another man smoking marijuana on the street.
They found a .40-caliber pistol in his possession.
Lil Wayne's real name is Dwayne Carter and Ja Rule's is Jeff Atkins. Both are best-selling rap artists. E-mail to a friend
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