Rapper Wale’s Bodyguard Charged With Illegal Gun Possession
A bodyguard for rapper Wale has been accused of carrying a loaded firearm near a Boston nightclub without a license and he has been arrested.
The Boston Globe reports Eric Miller pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges including unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a large-capacity feeding device. Bail was set at $50,000 cash.
The newspaper says the prosecutor and Miller’s defense attorney have identified him as a bodyguard for hip-hop artist Wale, a Washington native behind songs including “Bad” and “The Matrimony.”
Police say Miller was arrested at the nightclub on Sunday after he was identified as one of the participants in a fight.
Police say Miller told the officers he had placed a gun in a nearby vehicle and they recovered it. Authorities say Miller didn’t have a valid firearms license.