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Cory Gunz Speaks on Arrest
YMCMB’s New York signee was arrested over the weekend for carrying loaded gun, and has since posted bail and is free.
Now, the 24-year-old (real name: Peter Cory Pankey, Jr.) is speaking out about the ordeal, calling it a “big mistake.”
“This was a big mistake on my part,” Gunz told the New York Daily News. “I didn’t have any intentions of harming anyone or committing a criminal activity. So many young people look up to me and I need to fight though this.”
Cory was busted at around 2 pm on Saturday afternoon (January 28), after plain-clothes police officers approached him as he exited a cab. He was searched and authorities discovered a loaded and unregistered Taurus .9mm handgun.
He was and subsequently arrested, and later charged with gun possession.
The rapper tells the paper that he thought he was being robbed because of the police “ran up on him.”
“It’s been really hard, really stressful,” Gunz said. “When the smoke finally clears, people will understand what was going on.”
Gunz is currently free after post $30,000 bail. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of three and 1/2 years.
When the rapper is due back in court was unknown at press time.