Petey Pablo Released From Prison, Plots Return To Rap

Petey Pablo is now a free man.

The Greenville, NC rapper, whose real name is Moses Barrett, has been released from prison after serving two years for smuggling guns.

“I just want to say that I’m totally glad to be back in the race and behind the wheel of a car that has been fine-tuned for the greatest performance,” Pablo said in a statement to MTV News.

Petey Pablo says he will be returning to the studio with Timbaland to drop some new music.

“I’m now headed to the work shop,” Pablo continued in the statement. “To begin what will be noted as my best work ever with one of the greatest producers of all time. My Brother, my friend, my partner for life: mega producer Timbaland, the King!”

Petey Pablo was arrested at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport on September 11, 2010 after cops say he tried to smuggle a stolen gun pass airport security.

He was sentenced to 35 months behind bars but only served two years.