Rapper Too Short brings gun to airport

Rapper Too Short performs during the 29th annual Adult Video News Awards Show in January 2012 in Las Vegas.

Story highlights

  • Rapper's gun is found during a security screening
  • His manager calls it a "common mistake"
  • The rapper is set to appear in court in November
Todd Anthony Shaw, better known as rapper Too Short, may want to pack more lightly in the future.
Police say a handgun was detected in the rapper's luggage as he went through the security screening checkpoint at Burbank Airport on Wednesday. Shaw then left the airport before police could detain him.
Shaw came back to the airport Thursday, this time with an attorney by his side, and was immediately issued a citation for possessing a firearm in public.
When asked why the artist brought a gun to the airport, his manager, David Weintraub, called it a "very common mistake and a big misunderstanding." Weintraub went on to say that his client had been working a lot the past two weeks and "forgot it was in there."
This is not the California native's first run-in with law enforcement. In March 2013 he was charged with a felony count of drug possession after police found suspected methamphetamine on him. Police said at the time that the rapper tried to flee.
Shaw is set to appear in court on November 3 to address the citation.