Arrested Development

Puff Daddy and Jennifer Lopez are picked up by cops. She is cleared. Is he innocent too?

Everybody who wants to hear yet another sorry story about gangsta rappers and gunplay, stand up.

Sit your butt down, DMX, we weren't talking to you.

These are tough times for gangsta rappers. In early December, Jay-Z (a.k.a. Shawn Carter) was charged with assault. Now Puff Daddy (a.k.a. Sean Combs), the Hamptons-partying, Versace-wearing, MTV-approved icon of ghetto-fabulous hip-hop style, is facing a weapons charge after leaving the scene of a shoot-out. And his girlfriend, singer-actor Jennifer Lopez, has been dragged into the mess.

The trouble began the day after Christmas when Combs and Lopez went to Club New York, a newly...

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