Lil Flip is vowing to fight recent drug and gun charges. As we previously reported, the 31-year old Houston rapper was pulled over in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana on December 25, for speeding.
During a search of his 2010 Dodge Challenger, deputies reportedly found weed and a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle. Flip was arrested and booked on charges of third-offense possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, and speeding
During a new interview with TMZ, Flip said he has a license to carry the weapon, which he claims is not automatic firing and there was no weed in the car. He said police found "Black and Mild" wine flavored cigars and clove cigarettes
Flip, real name Wesley Eric Weston, says he is "not one of those rappers who would carry drugs on me. I know better."
The rapper also presented TMZ wirh a copy of his concealed handgun license, which he says is also valid in 22 other states, including Louisiana. He said he has been shot before and as an entertainer needs a gun for protection.
"I know they don't mess around in Louisiana and I wouldn't do anything to make me go to the big house. Especially on Christmas night," he told TMZ.
Flip plans on pleading not guilty to all charges.