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Too $hort busted in L.A., falls trying to run from the cops

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Rapper Too $hort was arrested in Los Angeles yesterday (March 20th) after police pulled him over during a traffic stop. While checking on the as of yet unspecified traffic violation, the cops noticed that the hip-hop legend appeared to be under the influence. After $hort, born Todd Shaw, was asked to step out of the vehicle and submit to a sobriety test, he reportedly attempted to run away from the authorities.


According to TMZ, the 46-year old tripped and fell as he was trying to escape down the street.


Additionally, KTLA reports that $hort tried to dump unspecified narcotics in the back of the police cruiser after he was apprehended. The rapper was subsequently booked for DUI and felony narcotics possession.

Released earlier today, the rapper seemed confused by the possession charge.


“Possession of a controlled substance? I thought it was a D.U.I.,” $hort said when he was asked about the charges.

“I was tryin’ to avoid a D.U.I.”

Of course, $hort isn’t the only rapper with an affinity for drugs, but the Oakland rap veteran has had his fair share of controversies over the past few years.

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