Despite his sorry ballroom skills on Dancing with the Stars, Master P will still get a chance to perform a tap dance.
The hip-hop heavyweight, who was arrested along with brother and fellow rapper Silkk the Shocker last year after LAPD officers found handguns in their car, was ordered on Monday to stand trial for weapons possession.
A Los Angeles judge ruled that there was enough evidence to charge the 38-year-old P (born Percy Robert Miller) and Silkk (Vyshonn Miller), 30.
Silkk was driving a leased Chrysler 300M when police pulled the Miller brothers over Jan. 27, 2005 for having no license plate. A quick perusal of the car turned up two loaded guns--one allegedly under Silkk's seat and one allegedly sitting on P's seat--and the rappers were booked for carrying unregistered firearms. They pleaded innocent and were freed on $35,000 bail.
P is the founder of No Limit Records and the father of rapper Romeo. Aside from his forays into music, acting and even basketball, Master P won a new legion of fans when he managed to stay on ABC's Dancing with the Stars for four weeks despite his less-than-graceful steps. On Sunday, the day before his court date, Master P reprised his hoofing moves during the contest's finale.
Silkk, meanwhile, has been struggling to match the success of his breakthrough album, 1998's Charge It 2 da Game and its 1999 chart-topping follow-up, Made Man. His most recent disc, 2004's Based on a True Story, barely registered on the Billboard charts.
A third Miller brother, Corey, who goes by the moniker C-Murder, is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder after being convicted in 2003 for the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy.
Master P and Silkk are due back in court Mar. 13.