DJ Paul, one half of the great and improbably Academy Award-winning Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, was arrested in New York yesterday after police found him in possession of a taser outside of a restaurant. Police initially stopped Paul for carrying an open alcohol container, and found the taser after searching him. Paul was charged misdemeanor weapon possession and put behind bars, with no word yet about bail.

Word to NYPD: stop arresting southern rappers! The last thing we need is another blown-out-of-proportion feud against the city.

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