Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy reportedly found himself in handcuffs this week after getting into a scuffle at a local gas station in Georgia.
According to reports, Scrappy took physical action after another man allegedly disrespected his girlfriend.
Lil’ Scrappy — one of the stars of the VH1 show “Love & Hip Hop” — was arrested at a Georgia gas station yesterday after getting into a fight with a guy who allegedly disrespected his girlfriend, TMZ has learned. Law enforcement tells TMZ … cops received a call about a brawl going down inside the gas station around 2:33 AM. We’re told an off-duty police officer from Atlanta happened to be at the same gas station and sprang into action — successfully breaking up the fight. When on-duty cops arrived to the scene … Scrappy and the other man were arrested for disorderly conduct and hauled to a nearby police station. FYI — the other guy in the fight was Kenny Rogers … not “The Gambler” Kenny Rogers … just a random guy who also happens to share the same name as the country legend. (TMZ)
Despite the arrest, Scrap found himself freed later on the same day.
We’re told Scrappy was very cooperative once in custody — and was released a short time later. We spoke with Scrappy who insists Kenny Rogers was the aggressor — “He was calling my girlfriend names and then put his hands on me … so I had to lay them paws on him.” Scrappy’s lawyer Mawuli Mel Davis tells us there’s video that proves Scrappy was acting in self-defense. Scrappy says he plans to cooperate with law enforcement moving forward — and is now trying to focus on the next season of his reality show. (TMZ)
The ATL rapper even hopped onto his Twitter page to address the incident.
“It was just a fight people u knw human type shiznyee an u gotta knw I’m just like y’all no different unless u dnt knw God,” Scrappy tweeted August 28. (Lil Scrappy’s Twitter)