Mike Epps has no regrets about taking a gun with him to the airport!
The actor, who was caught at the Indianapolis International Airport with a revolver and ammunition, has spoken up about the ordeal in a video shared on social media. He claimed that he was not worried about the legal implications of his action because he took the gun for his safety and protection.
Mike Epps Tells Fans To Stay Strapped After Getting Caught With A Loaded Firearm At The Airport
Even though he could be facing severe legal charges for taking a loaded weapon through the airport, Epps has revealed his lack of concern regarding the drama. To that end, he posted a video that began with him giving a “shout out” and apologizing to his fans about any “negativity” regarding the gun charge at the airport.
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“I had a long night, I had a show in my hometown, and I literally forgot that I had my pistol in my bag. Now, if you want to know why I carry a gun…I carry money all the time and be having jewelry on, and these dudes is out here robbing people,” he explained.
After clarifying that he was not doing anything “wrong,” the stand-up comedian added that he used the gun to protect himself whenever he moved around without his security. “I’m still on some positive vibes, and sorry that it happened. All I can tell you is that the world is crazy; stay strapped,” the Gotham Independent Film Award winner concluded.
Once Epps’ fans were done watching the Instagram video, they took to the comments to show their solidarity with him. While several people told him he did not need to explain himself to anybody, one fan wrote, “Better to get caught with one, then [sic] without one.”
Singer El DeBarge commented, “My brother blessings to you and yours. You are a great inspiration to us all. Thank you for bringing Joy to this world Please keep us laughing, we need it Mike.” A fan praised the “Meet the Blacks” star for “always been a straight up dude,” and expressed joy that he was okay.
Amid the chaos, TMZ reported that the Indianapolis native was found with a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber in one of his bags at a TSA checkpoint lane over the weekend. Even though the firearm had four rounds loaded with none in the chamber, all items were collected as evidence.
Airport officials confirmed to the news outlet that the incident report was forwarded to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office to determine if charges should be filed against Epps, who was not arrested at the scene.
The NAACP Image Award Winner Wows Guests At Intimate Wedding Ceremony
When the “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” actor walked down the aisle in 2019, his celebrity friend showed up for him in grand style. According to The Blast, one such star was Snoop Dogg, who preferred to skip that year’s BET Awards ceremony than miss his friend’s wedding.
The “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper went to the beachside event with his wife Shante, who wore a classy black dress with a low neckline that emphasized her ample bosom. The entrepreneur paired her outfit with highlighted braids, silver jewelry on her neck, left wrist, and fingers, and a full face glam.
Dogg and Shante were also joined by “The Upshaws” star Omar Ray and rapper T.I, who appeared after presenting a posthumous award to the late Nipsey Hussle’s family at the BETs. The sweet ceremony, which was held at Pelican Hills Resort in Newport Beach, California, saw Shante and her beau showing off their dance moves at the reception.
At the after-party, Epps and his then-bride, Kyra Robinson, had wowed their guests with unforgettable performances from Doug E. Fresh and the band The Whispers. The inclusion of the legendary ’60s band was so good that Snoop praised his friend for it.
As it turned out, the “Chai Tea with Heidi” rapper had more good news to celebrate as the singer Monica had previously informed him that he won the BET Award in the Best Inspirational Gospel Song Award category.
He had beat other gospel contenders like Erica Campbell, Tori Kelly, and Kirk Franklin to clinch the nod for “Blessing Me Again,” which he worked on with Rance Allen.