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2 hip-hop stars arrested in New York after concert

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  • Lil Wayne and Ja Rule were arrested Sunday evening after a concert
  • Both were charged with criminal possession of weapons in separate incidents
  • Lil Wayne's real name is Dwayne Carter and Ja Rule's is Jeff Atkins
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From Deborah Brunswick
CNN
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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.

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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 E-mail to a friend

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