Tierra Whack was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on Tuesday, November 8 for bringing a loaded gun into Philadelphia International Airport, a local CBS affiliate first reported and The FADER has independently confirmed. The North Philly, singer, and 2018 FADER cover star, who is licensed to carry a firearm in the state of Pennsylvania, was detained when the weapon was flagged by a TSA scanner at a security checkpoint.
When reached for comment, the Philadelphia Police Department provided the following prepared statement:
“On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 11:56 A.M., at Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal C security checkpoint… A 27-year-old black female placed a purse into the X-ray machine for screening. During the screening a firearm was determined to be in the purse. Philadelphia Police were notified. Recovered from the purse was a semi-automatic firearm, loaded with (6) live rounds in the magazine and none in the chamber. The defendant does have valid permit to carry in Pennsylvania. The checkpoint was shutdown while the investigation was conducted. The defendant was issued CVN for disorderly conduct and weapon was confiscated by police.”
The FADER has also reached out to representatives of Whack. This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.