A RAPPER has been jailed after using Uber to smuggle a gun.
Grime star Nahkell Gordon, 31, arranged for a Smith and Wesson revolver and bullets to be trafficked 200 miles after claiming his fame had made him a target by “jealous” rivals.
Gordon, got a pal, who was one of the taxi app’s drivers, to take a Smith & Wesson revolver and bullets from London to Manchester.
He claims he bought the weapon after being shot at in a drive-by shooting, but changed his mind and was paying for the firearm to be returned from where it came from.
The gun was intended for a mystery “criminal purpose”, prosecutors said.
Gordon, of Ilford, East London, admitted transferring a prohibited firearm and ammunition and was jailed for 7½ years at Manchester crown court.
On August 18 last year, he called his Uber driver pal Mike Kalu, 50, and asked whether he would be interested in taking a delivery to Manchester.
Kalu agreed and Gordon sent him two postcodes, the first being an address in Haringey, North London, where he would pick up the package, and the second being the postcode for Tesco in Burnage.
The court heard that before he was shot at Gordon, 31, who also had songs played on Capital radio, was on the verge of being signed by a major record label.
In 2016, as J Avalanche, Gordon recorded the track Back 2 The Money with Tinie Tempah.