Rapper Too Short was carrying loaded gun at airport.

Police: Rapper Too Short was carrying loaded gun at airport

Rapper Too Short performs during the 29th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Jan. 21, 2012, in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Rapper Too Short has been cited at a Southern California airport a day after fleeing a security checkpoint when a screener found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage.

Burbank police Sgt. John Pfrommer says the rapper, born Todd Anthony Shaw, was passing through the checkpoint at Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday when a Transportation Security Administration employee noticed the handgun going through a baggage scanner.

The rapper fled the building via an exit door, leaving his belongings behind, the Burbank Leader reported.

Pfrommer says Too Short returned to the airport Thursday with his attorney and was cited on misdemeanor possession of a loaded handgun in a public place.

He was released and is due in court Nov. 3. Police didn’t know who the rapper’s attorney is.

Too Short rose to prominence in the late 1980s out of Oakland. His hits include “Life Is … Too Short” and “Blow the Whistle.”

Last year, he was arrested in Hollywood on suspicion of drunk driving and drug possession, according to the Los Angeles Times. In 2009, he was arrested twice on suspicion of driving under the influence and was charged with misdemeanor battery during a performance at an Idaho nightclub a year later.

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