News: UPDATE: Lil Scrappy Released From Jail, Calls Arrest Warrant "Bogus"
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 4:11PM
Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy is reportedly a free man after turning himself over to police yesterday (April 23) over an awkward probation violation.
According to reports, Scrappy breathed freedom Wednesday (April 24) and made sure to address the arrest warrant which landed him behind bars.
Scrappy tells TMZ, the warrant was bogus because he never submitted bad pee in the first place. Scrappy was released from jail today after a judge granted his lawyer's motion to recall the warrant. A hearing is set for May 16 to hash out all the issues. (TMZ)
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.
"#FREESCRAPPY - This is Managment We will keep the World Updated #Grustlegang"
"#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)
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)