Young Money rapper Cory Gunz was arrested for gun possession in the Bronx, New York, on Saturday after police discovered a loaded firearm, his father Peter Gunz confirmed.

“The details are still sketchy, but I can confirm that he was arrested with a firearm yesterday in the Bronx,” the senior Gunz told MTV News. “They caught him around 2 p.m. in the afternoon with a loaded gun in his knapsack.”

He called the search “illegal” and explained the events leading up to his son’s arrest.

“I spoke to the arresting officer, and so far, what I’m hearing from him is that they got a phone call at the station saying they should ‘look out,’” Gunz said. “According to [the officer], they didn’t know he was Cory Gunz. They just saw a bunch of kids following him around.”

This is the 24-year-old MC’s first run-in with the law, but his father is still concerned about the consequences.

“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,” he said. “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.”

Gunz’ mentor Nick Cannon was confident he would be released soon.

“Great dude, just a little bad luck,” he tweeted. “@CoryGunz is holding strong and will be out shortly. Family is here if and when anything is needed.”