Petey Pablo Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges; Faces 10 Years

North Carolina rapper Petey Pablo is facing jail time this summer, after pleading guilty to possession of a stolen firearm yesterday afternoon (March 16th).

Petey Pablo was arrested on September 11th at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, as he attempted to board a flight to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

The rapper was taken into custody after police found a 9mm handgun, along with live ammunition, in his carry-on luggage.

To make matters worse, the gun was later found to be stolen and Petey is a convicted felon, which means he cannot possess firearms.

The rapper claims that he forgot the firearm was in his bag, after it was taken from a distressed friend who was threatening to use the weapon.

Petey Pablo is best known for his hit singles "Freek-a-Leek," "Raise Up" and "Goodies" featuring Ciara.

The rapper, born Moses Barrett III, faces 10 years in prison if he is convicted.