Wale Bodyguard Busted

A bodyguard for rapper Wale has been accused of carrying a loaded firearm near a Boston nightclub without a license and has been arrested.

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– Wale
Attending the world premiere of “Time Is Illmatic” at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

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.