After his arrest Tuesday on gun charges, 50 Cent posted bond and was released from police custody.
The Queens, New York, rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was arrested early Tuesday morning when New York police allegedly found two loaded guns in his rented SUV (see “50 Cent Arrested For Gun Possession” ). Along with the guns, a police spokesperson said that they also recovered four bulletproof vests from the vehicle.
Though police initially arrested all five occupants of the SUV, prosecutors declined to charge the hired driver of the vehicle, Eliezer Cortes of Brooklyn, according to the district attorney’s office. Jackson and the other members of his entourage — Timothy Bonaparte, Christopher Lloyd and Jean Bernard — were each charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Analisa Torres set Jackson’s bail at $10,000, which he posted on Tuesday, according to a court clerk. Lower amounts of bail were set for the others. Jackson and his entourage were subsequently released, with the exception of Bernard, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Queens.
Jackson is due back in court on Friday. His lawyer and spokesperson did not return calls for comment.