Houston rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash were arrested Sunday in El Paso, Texas on suspicion of marijuana possession. Wall (real name Paul Michael Slayton) posted a photo of himself and Bash (Ronald Ray Bryant) handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser.
The pair of MCs were nabbed at 1:30 a.m. and were released about 12 hours later after paying $300 bond, according to the El Paso Times. They allegedly had less than 2 ounces of marijuana in a drug-free zone.
Wall tweeted right after being released, mentioning that another pal, producer BiggRoy was taken in as well. “Fresh out the El Paso County jail wit @BabyBash @BIGGROY in the same tank they held Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash,” he wrote.
The rappers were in El Paso over the weekend to perform at the Summer Jamm 2011 Saturday at Buchanan’s Event Center.
Bash is known for his tracks “Suga Suga” and “Baby I’m Back” while Wall has seen his star fade a bit after his 2005 album, “The People’s Champ,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It included the hits “Girl” and “Sittin’ Sidewayz.” Last year’s “Heart of a Champion” topped out at No. 58.