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Dr. Dre Handcuffed After Gun Incident Outside His Home

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Dr. Dre was placed in handcuffs briefly after allegedly brandishing a gun in the driveway of his home.

On Monday, the 51-year-old rapper, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, was briefly detained outside his home after the hip-hop artist was accused of “producing” a handgun and threatening another man in the driveway of his Malibu home, according to The Los Angeles Times. (RELATED: Cop Hate Is Going Straight Into The Mainstream)

Recording artist Dr. Dre wears a pair of Beats headphones as he attends the MLB 2010 season opener between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, in this file photo taken April 4, 2010. REUTERS/Adam Hunger/Files

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Dre was cited and released after authorities searched for a weapon and did not locate one and failed to find any evidence of the performer pointing a gun at the man.

“Due to the nature of the call, the person was searched, handcuffed, and briefly detained in a patrol car while deputies investigated the incident,” L.A. County Sheriff Captain Chris Reed said.

The artist told officials that the man was blocking his driveway and he asked him to leave, but said he never made any threats against him and that he never had a gun.