Rapper Vic Mensa gets probation for felony weapons charge

17th Jul 17 | Entertainment News

Rapper Vic Mensa has dodged jail time for a felony weapons charge and will serve two years' probation.

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The hip-hop star, who is signed to JAY-Z's Roc Nation label, was pulled over by police in Beverly Hills, California in March (17) after failing to obey a stop sign and for having tinted windows on his car. During the stop, he informed officers that he was carrying a gun, but the permit papers he produced for the firearm were for another state.

He was arrested and booked on a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon and subsequently another of carrying a loaded, unregistered handgun in his car.

It was originally reported he could face jail time over the incident, but he has now cut a plea deal to escape prison. Representatives for the District Attorney's office have told TMZ.com he pleaded no contest to the concealed weapon charge while the loaded firearm count was dropped.

He will get two years' probation and have to pay $500 (380) as well as $1,325 (1,000) in restitution. He can opt to spend two days in jail instead, but reporters predict he will pay up since he's set to release his album The Autobiography later this month.

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