Rapper Petey Pablo has been released from prison. The star, real name Moses Mortimer Barrett III, was sentenced to three years in jail for trying to smuggle a gun through an airport in September, 2011 and he started his jail time in January, 2012. He was due for release in July (14), but he walked freed from a New Jersey jail early on Thursday morning (13Mar14) and is keen to get back to work. A statement released to AllHipHop.com reads, "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. "I'm now headed to the workshop 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."