News: Stuck Behind Bars, "Free Lil Scrappy" Movement In Full Effect

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 11:50AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

With Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy currently behind bars on a reported probation violation, his management has assured fans it will keep them updated with his whereabouts.

Prior to turning himself over to Atlanta police, Scrappy shouted out his supporters and even made a reference to his "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" reality television series.

"Sorry I can't reply to everybody but I send my luv to all my fans n followers thank u for keepin me an my fam prayd up n u knw it's #LHHATL," Scrappy tweeted April 23rd.
"#Grustlegang"
"#FREESCRAPPY - This is Managment We will keep the World Updated #Grustlegang"
"It's #FREESCRAPPY"
"#Freescrappy" (Lil Scrappy's Twitter)

Details of Scrappy's arrest surfaced online yesterday (April 23).

Lil Scrappy is a lil' jailbird -- the rapper-slash-reality star turned himself in to an ATL jail this morning after cops say he refused to submit to a court-ordered urine test ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... officials say Scrappy violated his probation back in March after a dispute over a pee test. According to court officials, Scrappy tried to turn in a urine sample that was cold to the touch and may have been tampered with ... and when asked to submit another cup, he refused. The court eventually issued a warrant for his arrest ... and moments ago, the "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star turned himself in. (TMZ)

Scrappy's fiancée and mother were by his side as he turned himself over to the authorities.

On his way into the pokey, Scrap was photographed saying farewell to his fiancee Erica Dixon and his mother, Momma Dee ... who was already sporting a "Free Scrappy" shirt. Naturally, the VH1 cameras captured the dramatic moment on tape. (TMZ)

A few days ago, Scrap's name sprouted online over an outstanding legal debt.

The 29-year-old Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star will finally be making good on a 3-year debt he's been neglecting. Back in 2010, Scrappy was ordered by the Georgia court to pay $72,218.68 to a concert booking company called Heavy Rotation. Three years later, the number is now up to $108,510.38 with interest and attorney's fees. Whoops. Now the court has signed off on a payment plan that entitles Heavy Rotation to a chunk of Scrappy's Love & Hip Hop paychecks as soon as they are issued to him, until the debt is satisfied. Zoinks! Lil Scrappy and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta co-star Erica Dixon have a child together. Ironically enough, one of Lil Scrappy's most well-known rap tunes is called "Money in the Bank." (Wet Paint)

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