Dr. Dre cited on gun charge following driveway encounter

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, Dr. Dre arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Straight Outta Compton." Dr. Dre has been cited after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a man told them Dre pointed a handgun at him outside of his Malibu, California, home. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, Dr. Dre arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Straight Outta Compton." Dr. Dre has been cited after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a man told them Dre pointed a handgun at him outside of his Malibu, California, home. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the man told them he was parked outside a Malibu, California, home when Dre ordered him to leave and showed a gun.

Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, told sheriff’s deputies he didn’t have a gun and that the man was blocking his driveway. He says the man moved his car but parked nearby. He says the man drove off afterDre recorded video of him.

Dre was briefly handcuffed while deputies investigated. No weapon was found at the scene, but deputies say the man initiated a citizen’s arrest for misdemeanor brandishing a firearm.

A representative for Dre didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

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