Cory Gunz was arrested Saturday January 28th in New York for having a loaded firearm.

The Young Money artist was not able to comment, but his dad Peter Gunz spoke about the arrest.

He told MTV:

“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,” Peter said. However, Peter admitted that the arresting officer didn’t even know who his son was. ”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,’ ” Peter revealed. “They didn’t know he was Cory Gunz. They just saw a bunch of kids following him around.”

While Peter says that “it was definitely an illegal search,” he doesn’t have it out for the arresting officer. ”What I will say is that the officer that arrested Cory, actually happened to be a cool dude,” Peter said. “After arresting Cory, sitting down with him and talking, he felt bad about the situation.”

This is the first offense for Cory, and Peter is taking it hard. “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,” Peter 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.”