02/28/2006 AT 8:00 AM ET
A day after his participation in Sunday’s Dancing With the Stars finale, Master P made a very different type of appearance – in a Los Angeles court, where a judge ordered the No Limit Records hip-hop mogul and his younger brother to stand trial on weapons charges.
The 38-year-old Master P (real name: Percy Miller) and brother Vyshonn Miller, 30, also a rapper who uses the stage name Silkk The Shocker, were arrested last month for carrying unregistered guns found by authorities during a traffic stop, the Associated Press reports.
Prosecutors said officers found a semiautomatic handgun under the passenger seat occupied by Master P, and a revolver under the driver’s seat of his brother. Each was charged with one felony count of carrying an unregistered, loaded firearm. They face up to three years in state prison if convicted, prosecutors said.
Both remain free on bail and are scheduled for a March 13 arraignment.
Master P partnered with professional dancer Ashly DelGrosso for Dancing With the Stars after his teen rapper son, Lil’ Romeo, dropped out of the ABC reality competition due to a basketball injury. He was rejected after the fourth episode but returned for a final dance Sunday.