Mozzy, who got pulled over in a black Maserati without license plates on Thursday night for failing to signal during a lane change, also got arrested for having a gun.
Mozzy an ex-felon who didn’t have a driver’s license, was found with a loaded Glock in a black book bag upon inspection of his vehicle by cops in Las Vegas. The rapper who went to prison after a 2014 conviction for gun possession and possession of a controlled substance, is now facing a charge for gun possession by a prohibited person. Mozzy was however released after posting $5k bail.
Born Timothy Patterson, he is a rapper who was previously known as Lil Tim. He had a huge year in 2015 with the release of four full-length albums called Down to the Wire: 4th Ave Edition, Gangland Landscape, Yellow Tape Activities and Bladadah. He had dreams of being a teenage rapper like Lil Bow Wow or Lil Romeo, but did not start to find success until his 20s.
He began rapping in 2004 under the name Lil Tim, releasing the “U Ain’t Ready Like Dat” single in 2010. A name change came in 2011 when he issued the album Money Means Mozzy, which was followed by his 2013 mixtape, The Tonite Show, hosted by DJ Fresh. Four mixtapes dropped in 2014, including Free Mozzy, which was issued while the MC was locked up on illegal firearm charges. Gangland landed in 2015 along with Yellow Tape Activities, and 2016 saw the Empire label issue both Beautiful Struggle and Mandatory Check.
That same year, he contributed to a slew of collaborations with artists like Dutch Santana, E Mozzy, Juneonnabeat, and Philthy Rich. He followed in early 2017 with Fake Famous, which featured appearances by Iamsu!, E Mozzy, Cellyru, YFN Lucci, YG, G-Eazy, Jadakiss, and many more. After issuing the collaborative Can’t Fake the Real with Blac Youngsta and Dreadlocks & Headshots with Gunplay, Mozzy released 1 Up Top Ahk, which debuted in the Top 100 on the Billboard main album chart in the summer of 2017. After appearing on the chart-topping soundtrack to the film Black Panther, Mozzy issued “Nobody Knows” with Jay Rock and DCMBR.