It appears that the rumors that began swirling last night were indeed true: Bronx native Cory Gunz was arrested yesterday afternoon for possession of a loaded firearm. His father, Peter Gunz, confirmed the news in an interview with MTV, during which he added that he thinks the Young Money rapper was illegally searched.

Father Gunz also made the following comment about his son's arrest:

At the end of the day, there’s a reason for everything, but at the same time, in New York, it’s mandatory jail time. To go to a precinct and see your son, your junior, in handcuffs, it’s heartbreaking. Anytime you see your child in jail, in the cell, in handcuffs, it’s very hard. He’s walked down some of the same paths that I walked down, but you never want to see your kids go through what you went through. This is Cory’s first offense, but sometimes they like to make an example out of rappers and people with any kind of celebrity to them.

[via MTV]