Lil Scrappy arrested due to parole violation
Reality star Lil Scrappy has been arrested by the police and taken into custody in DeKalb County after he was accused of violating his parole.
According to reports, Lil Scrappy, who starred in the MTV reality show “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, was booked around 5:38 in the evening. The jail listed the violation of probation as having occurred on September 4.
Media outlet TMZ posted a photo of the hip-hop and rap artist in handcuffs as he was being taken into custody. The rapper’s probation violation is said to have stemmed from his 2008 marijuana conviction, during which Lil Scrappy was given a sentence of five years probation and ordered to keep away from alcoholic drinks and illegal drugs.
Lil Scrappy was ordered by a court to complete an alcoholic and drug education program, as well as perform 240 hours of community service.
Official records stated that at the time Lil Scrappy was arrested for weed, he was also busted for carrying a concealed weapon, obstruction of officers and fighting. He was then sentenced to one year probation for each of those offenses, but they ran concurrently.
VH1’s popular reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” explores the volatile relationships of many cast members, including the rapper’s connection to his “baby mama” Erica Dixon, and with Grammy award-winning producer Stevie J.
In one scene, Lil Scrappy and Stevie trade blows after Stevie J calls the rapper’s baby mama the “b” word. On the reunion show earlier this month, the rapper surprised Erica with a marriage proposal while his “other” woman Shay walked out of the stage.
Scrappy’s first single, “Money in the Bank,” made it to No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and his debut album “Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live” was released in 2006. He later released “Prince of the South” in 2008 and “Prince of the South 2” in 2010.
Lil Scrappy is an original cast member of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” which debuted in June with 1.9 million viewers, but its season finale garnered a series high of 4.4 million, more than any episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”