By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated September 11, 1997 12:00 AM
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Two gangsta rappers from hip-hop diva Lil’ Kim’s Junior M.A.F.I.A. entourage were arrested in upper Manhattan on Sunday night after police pulled over Kim’s cherry-red Jaguar (she was apparently not in the vehicle) and found James “Lil’ Cease” Lloyd, 23, and Antoine “Banger” Spain, also 23, with a bag of marijuana and a loaded pistol, police told New York’s Daily News. Detectives questioned the rappers to see if they played any part in the Feb. 25 shooting outside a rap radio station in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village where Kim (real name: Kimberly Jones) was making an appearance. Calls by the News to Atlantic Records, the label for both Kim and the M.A.F.I.A., were not returned.