Two months after they were both arrested, Master P and his brother Silkk the Shocker were formally charged with carrying unregistered loaded firearms.
Police patrolling the UCLA campus stopped No Limit Records architect Master P's car on January 27, after noticing the 37-year-old rapper's ride was missing both its license plates. What they eventually found inside the car was significantly more interesting to police than the absent tags.
A campus police spokesperson confirmed that Master P, whose real name is Percy Miller, and his brother, 29-year-old Vyshonne King Miller — better known by his professional moniker, Silkk the Shocker — were both formally charged on Monday for carrying unregistered loaded guns following their January arrests for investigation of unlawfully carrying firearms (see "Master P, Silkk The Shocker Arrested On Gun Charges").
The pair is due to appear in court on Wednesday, where both are expected to be arraigned on the felony gun charge. The brothers are currently free on $35,000 bail, the campus police spokesperson said.
According to authorities, the campus cop who stopped P's leased Chrysler 300M — which police said was being driven at the time by Silkk — spotted a gun inside the vehicle, peeking out from under the driver's seat. A subsequent search of the car turned up another weapon under the front passenger seat, where P was sitting.
Another of P's brothers, Corey Miller, better known as C-Murder, is currently awaiting sentencing (see "C-Murder Denied A Retrial By State Court Of Appeals"). He was convicted of second-degree homicide in 2003 for shooting a 16-year-old boy at a New Orleans nightclub.