Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy is reportedly behind bars after turning himself over to authorities this week for violating a probation earlier this year.
Details of Scrappy’s current predicament surfaced online early Tuesday (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 (seen above, holding hands) 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)
Outside of legal woes, Scrappy spoke to SOHH last summer about hip-hop artists swaying away from the reality television trend.
“I’m going to be honest with you, I don’t think [it’s rappers being less] camera shy, I just think there’s certain people that let it be known they are super thugs and they are super human and if they were to let people into their life and have them find out that they weren’t super, that they just like them, they probably wouldn’t feel them as much. Whatever they would try to put out there [on store shelves] wouldn’t work, you feel me? Only certain people can be loved for being real. Sometimes people are a little too real, get carried away and so you wouldn’t know.” (SOHH)