Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne‘s ex-wife Toya Wright found herself in handcuffs this week after being pulled over by Georgia police.
According to reports, the arrest went down some time on Tuesday (December 10) and she was released the next day.
Lil Wayne’s baby mama/ex-wife Toya Wright was arrested Tuesday in Georgia … TMZ has learned. The details surrounding the arrest are sketchy at best — with one law enforcement official telling us Wright was pulled over in College Park, GA yesterday … and during the stop, the cop noticed a warrant out for her arrest. We’re told … the warrant was issued after Wright failed to appear at a recent court date — though it’s unclear why she was supposed to be in court to begin with. Toya was hauled to a nearby station, where she was booked and posed for an “Are you frickin’ serious?” mug shot. Toya, who starred in the reality show “Tiny and Toya,” was eventually released from jail Wednesday morning at 1:30 AM on a $290 bond. (TMZ)
Toya also confirmed the arrest and jail visit went down via an Instagram post on Wednesday (December 11).
“Wow!!! It’s true I was jailed due to a old ticket that I thought I had taken care of but it was not. I try my best to take care of that sort of thing quickly but some how the ticket slipped through the cracks. I spent a day in jail and I must say that this experience was one of the most devastating of my life. I wouldn’t wish jail time for my worse enemy.” (Toya Wright’s Instagram)
The reality television star promised to better her ways and described the incident as a learning experience.
“Everyone that gets locked up isn’t a danger to the community. Many people are in jail are just like me for a ticket that was either forgotten or thought to be taken care of. But the way most are treated is inhumane. I never thought in a million years that the kind of things I’ve witnessed went on. The situation was so bad that I don’t even want to leave out the house. After my ordeal I am seriously contemplating being an advocate of better treatment for prisoners. Please believe I’m working on my lightening up my lead foot and if I do mess up and get another ticket, that day it will be taken care of. @tmz” (Toya Wright’s Instagram)
A couple years ago, Wright spoke to SOHH about her daughter’s relationship with Wayne.
“Yes, Reginae is very talented,” Toya told SOHH. “She is very talented, smart and wise beyond her years. And I know Wayne feels the same way, that she’s a star. [Her future?] It’s really whatever she wants to do. She’s been doing music with her dad lately. As long as she’s doing what she has to do in school and making good grades, I’ll support anything else.” (SOHH)
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